[CF Devotionals] 2006-11-06 - Invisible

There are times when love ballads depress me. They make me feel like a lion caged at the zoo, or a prisoner in a bubble gum factory whose lost one's flavor. I tend to compare myself to others instead of seeing the good in things. Not that I believe people's grass is greener, but I wouldn't mind walking in their shoes for a time.

Being envious of others doesn't help. Proverbs 14:30 proves it. "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." (NIV)

James declares envy as an evil thing, which leads to confusion. (James 3:16) Confusion and evilness are not something I strive for. Whereas Godly wisdom brings forth valuable items in life. It brings peace, consideration, straightforwardness, and impartiality. (Verse 17)

In secular society, the first inclination is that you grab someone's hand, as a Christian single, you have the comfort to hold onto God's timing and wait. You don't have to accept the feat and or loneliness. God has another gift for you.

What is all the searching for anyway? A handy man, chauffer, or maid service? A companion, someone to love and share interests with? Someone you can sit with at a restaurant, so when you tell the hostess "two," she sees another person with you? We don't need to compare ourselves, for we are complete in God. (Colossians 2:10). God doesn't compare us to our relatives, co-workers, or neighbors, so why should we?

Lord, Before I get too wrapped up in feeling sorry for myself and open the door to envy, remind me how your way is. I thank you in advance for showing me the areas I need to work on to focus back on you and not just my present marital status. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.


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