Monday, September 22, 2008

"Them Bones, Them Bones, Them DRYYYY Bones..."

I think jealousy is probably one of the most annoying characteristics of the human form. We've all been guilty at one time of wishing we had something or looked like someone... We may have acted on it horribly by treating the object of our envy like they didn't deserve to possess the traits they have been blessed with. Or, maybe we don't even realize we are full of envy because it creeps up on us in evil whispers like, " could never...,'ll never look like...." etc.

It's almost time for my littlest buddy to turn one year old and I have been weighing my options as far as getting his picture taken. I've had a photography obsession since highschool and would even prefer a beautiful photo to a work of art or oil painting hanging on the wall. Plus, I've been extra sappy lately, thinking to myself that this is the last opportunity for him to have "BABY" pictures. I've really been racking my brain about which studio to use and how much to spend, until a really good friend said to me, "water, water everywhere...but not a drop to drink". She meant that I have lots of talent and should be taking my own kid's photo instead of paying someone else to mess it up ;)

Sometimes we forget about the gifts that God blessed us with, big or small, because we get swayed into thinking they aren't good enough or aren't as good as___. The point today, friends, is that it's time to stop letting the devil make you think you are second string compared to "so-and-so", and step up to use the beautiful gifts you've been given....dust them off and get to it!

"A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." Proverbs 14:30

Don't get caught walkin' around with rotten bones..... Have a great week :)


Bethany said...

I love your story Ariel - and I'll give you a good reference, you took excellent pictures of my wedding! :)

Here is the next installment of the Acts study, if anyone is still wanting to listen along: Acts 2:14-41.

Anonymous said...

Girl - SO relevant! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to see Titus's photo :). Love you!