Quite often in our quest to seek satisfaction, we find ourselves taking some things for granted. We always have a mentality that grass is greener on the other side and therefore fail to take time watering the grass we have. We are always searching for the next big things. We rarely have the grace to work on what God has given to us. Only when we realize that the grass on the other side is not as promising as we thought do we retreat back filled with pain and rejection. The scriptural account of prophet Hosea’s wife is the story of man’s search for satisfaction on the other side. The wife left Hosea several times to go and look for love elsewhere. God used her as an example of how we often leave genuine love to go out there in pursuit of fantasies. Israel left God for idol worship only to realize that they were shortchanged. Quite often we also take genuine things for granted. How many are exchanging quality time with families in the altar of searching for elusive money only to end up losing both? You exchange your true love for fantasies out there only to end up losing all. Where are you sacrificing the important in the altar of expediency? Where have you taken your first love or commitment for granted? You won’t always have the opportunity and time is not always there for you to make up for your mistakes. Grass is not always greener on the other side, it’s greener where you patiently water it. Water your small grass and don’t be covetous over what is enticing out there.
“She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’” Hosea 2:7 NIV
Last modified: October 11, 2020