Why the Grass Is Greener On the Other Side

One of the reasons we think the grass is greener on the other side is because thinking is the easiest part of the equation. We don’t really have to do anything when we think, we just have to tap into the same organic imagination we relied upon when we were children, an imagination void of reality, hard work, heartache, and rejection.

The remarkable contrast of the color we think we see is filtered by the perception of what we want to see. The grass is greener because we desperately need it to be. It’s what we feel will make us happy. For some reason, the grass we’re standing on sometimes breeds discontent. It’s not asĀ  big, fast, smart, skinny, etc. Or so we think.

Whenever we feel this way, we never connect the dots. The greener grass is more colorful because somebody put in the hard work to make it that way. They put in the effort when nobody was looking, set and accomplished goals, and didn’t waste time watching tv or looking around for opportunities to take short cuts.

That somebody is the future you. It’s who you desire to be, you at completion.

Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” There is no greener grass than a life of completion. The grass is greener on the other side because it’s a reminder that we’ve been called to pursuit a purpose we might not yet understand, one that can only be fulfilled with patience and contentment.

In other words, when you think the grass is greener on the other side, it probably is. It’s a reminder there is still work to be done.

  • Melissa Ozuna

    LOVE THIS!!!! I think I may just print it off and put it on my fridge….Thanks for sharing!! Love ya!

    • Justin Ozuna

      Katie and I talked about this in a round-a-bout way the other day. It’s been difficult for me to be patient, so I always need the reminder.. I love the assurance we’re given by God that His work will become complete. It doesn’t always mean we’ll be what we think we’ll be, instead our visions will be realigned with His. I should have included Philippians 2:13 “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” So awesome! Thanks for sharing!