This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

One of my neighbors’ bulls took a chance with getting caught in the fence and tried tasting the grass on the outside.  In fact, he probably would have never noticed me going by, had I not stopped to snap his picture.  For whatever reason, all the grass in the several-acre pasture didn’t satisfy him and he reached outside for something different.

How often does the grass seem greener on the other side?  How often do you catch yourself during the week daydreaming about doing something else, something different, something exciting perhaps?  I have a feeling most of us are guilty of that from time to time.  But I also have a strong feeling that God placed us in our current pastures because He wants us there.

Perhaps He intends for us to focus not on where we think we could be, but on where He has already called us to be.  In our several-acre pasture full of promise, with much green grass still to explore and many friends roaming the pasture with us in need of knowing the Shepherd.

In your week ahead, I pray you’ll remember that it’s never wrong to look outside the fence, to pray and to want to be more for the Lord, but don’t let that keep you from being all you can be right where you are!  Look around. Of all the cows in the pasture, you are the only one with his head stuck between the fence boards.  Maybe the others all knew what you seem to be just figuring out.  The grass really is greener right here at home!

Just a thought.

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