Stay In Your Own Lane

contentIt’s Sunday evening and I am sitting with my husband watching a movie and I thought to blog about it. The Joneses is a 2009 movie staring Demi Moore and David Duchovny. The Joneses, a seemingly perfect family, are the envy of their posh, suburban neighborhood filled with all the trappings of the upper middle class. They are the ultimate trend setters with an endless supply of high-tech toys, designer clothes, fast cars and the latest gadgets. But as the neighbors try to keep up with the Joneses, none are prepared for the truth about this all too perfect family. Basically this movie highlights the importance of staying in your own lane. It’s easy to look at others and to compare yourself to others, but the truth is you never really know the circumstances of other people’s lives.

I get it, at times it’s difficult to be content where we are. I have been in training for so long and we all know that we are paid peanuts as trainees. My friends live in big beautiful homes and drive their dream cars and have exotic vacations but I never compare myself to them because that is their life. I hear young people choosing careers based on how long it will take to start making money and them wanting to start making ‘good money’ pronto. It’s nice to have beautiful and expensive things but in the long run whats the point of having all those material things when you are not fully satisfied that you are living your life purpose.

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Be patient, good things come to those who wait. Hard work and sacrifice never killed anyone. Keep your head up. I rarely go grocery shopping because my husband takes care of that but when I do, I go to Aldi because it’s very affordable and I drive a simple Honda because that is what I can afford right now. I wear $40 Christian Siriano shoes from Payless and I love those heels and they are comfortable and cute make my feet happy. So I can not afford $700 Christian Louboutin shoes and that’s ok, doesn’t bother me one bit. So my dear, stop looking around you, and stop comparing yourself to others, do you and live life on your own terms! Philippians 4:12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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