Green with envy or green with signs of growth which one are you?

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Earlier this week my heart burned with green ency.  I wrote about my struggle with jealousy.  After writing the piece I received so much encouragement.  I have to admit that it felt good to know that I was not alone in my struggle, but the only thing that relieved my burden was when I wandered into his presence.

It is only in his presence that my heart is healed, my soul is restored, and I can lie in green pasture and see growth all around me.  I am so thankful he is the author and finisher of my faith.  I can see growth all around me when I set my eyes on the creator and not myself and others.




My heart yearns for Him in a dry and weary land.  I am eager to continue growing.  I know I have not arrived into the full scope of who I am called to be, but I am learning I do have something to offer.  Growth takes time.  Those green blades blowing in the wind of His spirit offer my eyes a visual insight of my heart. 

The enemy would like weeds to fill my heart and choke out His work, but I call on him and drink deep of his love and rest in his green, green, pastures of growth and health.  I am growing, I am strong, and I am green with health not envy. Every step of the way he is there, guiding me and leading me into his plan for my life. 






Father, thank you for offering me forgiveness instead of judgment.  Thank you for removing envy and replacing the emptiness with growth and love for you.  Thank for mercy.  Thank you for revealing weeds and uprooting them with strength and power.  I know you are not finish with me and that I do have a lot to offer.  That growth takes time, and so does honing gifts and talents.  I look forward to all that you are going to do in me. 

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4 comments

  1. Such a pretty post visually Laura... and, I loved the thought you shared about weeds versus green pastures! Thanks for your words. I'm glad I got you in the 5-4-5. Today is a busy day. But, I definitely wanted to do my part in reading others' posts.

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  2. THIS: "
    My heart yearns for Him in a dry and weary land. I am eager to continue growing. I know I have not arrived into the full scope of who I am called to be, but I am learning I do have something to offer. Growth takes time. Those green blades blowing in the wind of His spirit offer my eyes a visual insight of my heart." Loved your post friend!

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  3. I can definitely relate to this battle and seeing the growth come out of it. God has used the visuals of a garden being weeded with me often in my journey with him. I haven't been doing Five Minute Friday while doing 31 Days but looking forward to getting back to it next month.

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  4. This was lovely to read. Jealousy is so hard you know? It feels so awful. I liked your association with green and health.

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