“Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:16
oh yeah it happens all the time. we enviously stare at the other side wondering why it’s always better on that side where others stand on. on our side there’s always something petty or silly to complain about. we keep feeling sorry for ourselves and end up in despair for some things that are not really meant for us in the first place. but how many times did we ever glance at where we stand? did we not consider that maybe, those on the other side may also be staring at us thinking how fortunate we are, and how they wish they are in our shoes?
yes we all are indeed fortunate in different ways, most of the times we don’t even realize. the past days i kept trying to keep the website i built a week ago ‘alive’. but i was drained of ideas and lacking of technical know-how because i was only a beginner. i was frustrated. maybe it was just the grand idea of having a unique website of my own that i forgot why i even need to have one in the first place. i was busy browsing from one page to another in awe that i felt such pride that oh! i can do that too. and boy! i was wrong. really very wrong.
the Lord has given me such gifts in another field that i am thankful about and yet i am not cultivating. gifts that when nurtured and harvested don’t drain me at all. those that come naturally and makes those who taste them see better, feel better and think better too. the same way some web pages also do.
i’m not giving up on learning how to build a website with lots of traffic and stuff. but surely then, it will showcase not what my interests are as i first intended, but those ‘gifts’ that i already had, which i forgot to open, because the ribbons and the wrappers on the other side looked more attractive.