Then the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?"
We live in a world where people seem to have it all together...
What? You dont have it all together?
I dont either...
but when I look around, it seems the more I dont have it together, the more people do.
I see other blogs & see the perfect wives
... the women with the perfect children
... the ones who are preparing these wonderful meals because they are the best cooks
... or have the most beautiful homes that they decorate all by themselves
... the people who have the best jobs in the world...
... or have the best running times
... are traveling to the best locations for vacation, a FEW times a year
... have the style of Kate Middleton & pull it off flawlessly
... & dont even get me started on those women that have those perfectly painted nails like on Pinterest... (Who can do that? My cuticles have dried polish on them EVERY TIME)
Its easy to get caught up in it all & feel angry about it.... maybe a little envious.
Who doesnt want the best life? Especially on days where you feel like you're just trying to get through.
Its almost like you want to stomp your foot & say, "That's not fair"
And then I was looking over the story of Cain & Abel. Brothers. Two different people - two different lives. Not that one was better then the other, but Cain felt like Abel had it all together.
... & the jealousy, the envy, the anger all kicked in...
...that envy was the match that ignited a fury...
We see a perfect example of what anger & jealous does... a devestating ending.
I know thats an extreme example - but we see on the news every evening what the dark side of anger can look like. And yes, its devestating.
I just wanted to remind someone today that even though you may see others lives 'so much better' then your own, you are valuable in God's eyes. You are in the role you are in for a purpose. You are in the life you are in for a reason. And God is in it with you... showering you with blessings daily...
... find those blessings daily
... focus on them
. .. see the amazing life God has given you
... because He loves you & thinks you are THAT special