The Grass is Greener Where You Water It…

The Grass is Greener Where You Water It…

Today has been a rainy day. I know, I know, rain is good for the grass and flowers and the environment and blah blah blah ( lol) but sometimes, ( especially in Southern Ontario where the weather is unpredictable) all you want to see is a beautiful sunny day! I mean it is June after all! I bet by the time I have kids, I’ll be able to tell them about the times where the seasons were not interchangeable and when June was actually a part of “summer”. Okay, I’ll stop griping. It is only June the 8th. Summer still has time to redeem itself! πŸ™‚

So, today as I sat sipping ginger ale and taking in some old jams ( I wasn’t feeling so hot 😦 ) watching the rain come down and observing how it saturated everything around it, a simple thought came to me from a meme quote I had stumbled across. It read: ” The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, It’s greener where you water it.”

Well if that isn’t a metaphor for my life right now ( and I’m sure countless others) then I don’t know what is! Everybody goes through transition phases. Maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut and think that starting over somewhere new will help get you moving again. But who’s to say that once you start over that the grass in your new place won’t become brown as well?

First you should look at what caused the grass to Β become brown in the first place. Did you take care of it? Water it? Fertilize it? Weed out unnecessary impurities? Well if your answer no, then you can’t really be surprised that your grass isn’t thriving.

To me, grass is like a metaphor for life. Lets break it down.

Step one: Prepare your Turf: Basically prepare your life! Are you ready for a new beginning? Have you gotten rid of any things that can be hindering your growth. If so, move on to step two! If not, take some time to do some soul-searching and prepare your mind, body and soul for change.

Step 2: Spread Your Grass Seed: Now that your turf is ready, you can plant your seeds. The ground is ready to receive them. The same goes for your life. Once you have done the ground work, you are now ready to set your plans ( seeds) in motion such as taking the steps to complete your post-secondary education, getting yourself financially stable or putting time in to relationships that you want to be long-lasting.

Step 3:Water and Watch It Grow: After you plant seeds, you have to water it in order for it to grow. For life, watering it simply means taking care of it. Take care of the life you were given. Make the best of each day. Live each day like its your last.

These three steps work for your life spiritually as well. As a Christian, you have to prepare your turf ( get your Christian walk in order) before you can be of real spiritual use here in this crazy world!
Once your turf ( life) is prepared, you then can start spreading your seeds ( sharing the gospel ) Whether it be on a bus on the way to school, through ministry ( on any level) or as simple as sharing your love for Christ and your relationship with Him on something as trivial as social media. However, make sure you don’t get trapped in a “social media Christian relationship” If you are going to “post” about it, be about 24/7/365!
Lastly, water your grass, meaning your personal grass and the grass of those you have influenced. You can’t expect grass to stay green if you don’t take care of it. Simple as that! Take care of your grass ( your LIFE!)Β 

(“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:” Romans 1:16)

At the end of the day, don’t worry about what’s going on with anybody elses grass. The less time you spend worrying about their grass, is the more time you have to work on yours! Take pride in what you have and do your very best to make what you have the best!

I love y’all! Have a blessed Monday!

xoxo

P.S: here are two of the jams I had on repeat today! It was a slow jams kinda day. ❀

Monday Motivation: A Case of The Fake People…

Monday Motivation: A Case of The Fake People…

“Goodbye, goodbyeΒ To all the fake people in my life ,I never wanted you around me so be on your way now.You better think twice before you let people in your life because when you put down no one is around you
You got a case of the fake people….”

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought someone had your best interests at heart and was really looking out for you, only to find out that they really don’t mean the best for you at all? Have you ever had Β a case of the fake people?

I have and let’s be honest we have all probably had that experience and it sucks! So how to you move on from a situation like that? How do you forgive someone when you are hurt so deeply? How to do you rebuild a friendship that has ultimately been shattered? I wish I had a “ready-made” answer for you. All I can do is share with you what I have done ( and still am) doing.

In the last few years, I had a “friend” spread such a vicious lie about me that it ultimately caused a rift for a short time between another friend and I . Thankfully my true friend was able to see the truth and we mended things( she actually apologized for doubting me) but how could I look at my “friend” in the face, knowing what she did to me and forgive her? Well, I ‘ll be honest, I didn’t. I confronted said “friend” about the situation and she lied point-blank ( and is still lying) to my face. Hmm… the old me wanted to knock her out and I almost did. I put on my shoes and coat and began the trek to where she lived. Thankfully I was surrounded with people who were my voice of reason and they were able to calm me down and help me think clearly.

Now before you jump down my throat, I am a Christian, but I’m not perfect., Every so often the flesh catches up with me and I have thoughts or make decisions that are not “Christ-like”. But I’m a work in progress! Don’t judge me… Pray for me πŸ™‚Β 

Anyway, so I decided I was done with this “friend”. I was cutting her off in all aspects. I deleted phone numbers, no contact on social media, just cold turkey I’m done with you. Except, our families are close and it was virtually impossible to not see her. So I tried ignoring her…. but then that just got old, and just like that I was over it. Β I no longer wanted to be a slave to my anger. I just told myself ” Girl get over it”. A wise woman once said that you can’t always expect people to have your best interests at heart, sometimes they might burn you but you just have to love them anyway πŸ™‚ . However this doesn;t mean you give a person the opportunity to continuously burn you. sometimes you have to love people, and love them whole-heartedly Β from afar… To love God is to love people I constantly have to remind myself…. ( insert Luke 6:27-28) πŸ™‚

Now don’t get me wrong once a friendship is damaged, it is almost impossible to restore it to its original state. You can repair it, but it will never be the same; and you what…some of the best things are slightly damaged. Situations like these cause you to take stock of who is around you and really see if your “friendships” are worth fighting for. Sometimes a friendship runs it course. Some people are in your life for reason, a season or a lifetime. I’m glad I’ve had episodes that have allowed me to let go of my “seasonal” friends and put all my attention in to my “lifetimers” . Never forget who was there for you when it really mattered. Sure,the end of a friendship is a big deal. Take your time to mourn that friendship, but don’t dwell on it forever. Move on with life but savour the memories. Maybe you’ll find your way back to each other and maybe you won’t…. Just keep living and remember no matter what they’ve done to you it’s your responsibility to love them anyway. Keep smiling!!

xoxo

Today im jamming on an oldie but a goodie. I put my Ipod on shuffle and had this song repeat alllllll day Β πŸ™‚