I See I See

roses, bouquet, flowers

Social Media…the essential part of our lives…well, not really, but it has become a tremendous part of our lives.  I love Social Media, for a few reasons.  I love being able to see family photos of my friends who are across the country, and sometimes across the ocean.  I love being able to communicate with a few people that I would have no way of contacting otherwise.  I love to see the encouraging posts from a few different pages that I follow.  I even enjoy seeing a few ads here and there (**gasp**).  I love to keep up to date on what the churches I used to attend in other parts of the country are up to, and I love to see the upcoming events and outreaches that my home church is putting together.  Yet, with all that I love about social media, there are some downfalls.

I see…I want

We have all been there, scrolling through Instagram, and you see a post from your childhood friend… “Hubby brought home some gorgeous flowers!  #justbecause #besthubbyever #themostgorgeousflowers #helovesme”  Now, let me clarify something before I continue.  I told my husband before we got married, that if he wanted to get me flowers, I would enjoy a potted plant instead, because they last longer. (or at least they should, I tend to have a black thumb with some plants…well most plants).  That being said, this still has happened to me.  I see this sweet post my friend has made, and in the back of my mind, this thought pops up, when was the last time my husband brought me home flowers “just because”.  I don’t remind myself of the bunk bed he made my son, the vanity, two side tables, dining table, coffee table, picnic table, and two benches, and murphy bed that he has made for me since we got married.  Instead, I dwell on the flowers, and I covet.

Philippians 13:5 

Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Contentment can be banished with just a single thought, that thought may not linger at the forefront, but it is soon joined by another, and soon the discontent is evident in your every day life.  You are unhappy, you dislike seeing the happiness of others, you envy the possessions that others have.  You forget the most important thing in your life.  You have your Savior, the Creator of the Universe, The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who has promised to stay by your side always. Why then, do we allow thoughts of discontent to seep into our hearts and mind.

So, as you scroll through your Facebook page, Instagram feed, etc.  take a moment to reflect all that the Lord has given you, and allow your mind to dwell on the goodness of the Lord to others, not what others have that you do not.

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