Lord, be my eyes; be the Lamp that guides my feet.
You know the Joneses right? The family with seemingly everything. The perfect family, the perfect job, the perfect house, the beautiful lawn, the nicest cars and all the latest technology. From the outside their life appears to be flawless. But we all know better. Not everyone is trying to be like this family but this analogy isn’t a fairy tale either. Many people do have this problem of desiring something they do not or cannot have. God warns us of this sin, the sin of coveting. This was one of the Ten Commandments: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife …or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Ex. 20:17).
It’s easy to look at other people’s lives at a glance, but you’ll only see the cover of the book. Deep within the pages of their “Book of Life,” you will find that this life isn’t so perfect. In a lot of cases you will find financial, family or marital struggles that result in something less desiring than what the cover reads.
God has made each of us unique. Trying to be someone else, someone other than who God created you to be (Eph. 2:10), will not take you down your true path of life. Proverbs 3 tells us to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Lord, our great Father, be our eyes; be the Lamp that guides our heart and feet on the path of the everlasting way. Help us desire only You and the life You have planned for us. Amen.
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