the prodigal you

We all know the story of the prodigal son I hope. And its a beautiful description of how the Father loves His children. Today however, I want us to focus on the son that left.

What did he feel or believe he was not getting at home? What made him leave? What did he feel he was missing out on? Are these the reasons he decided to leave?

So my question today is, are we a bit like that? I know we are because there are a lot of unhappy people out there. Never content with what’s in front of them. There is always something wrong with the person they are with, the people they work with. The problems with there environment. I am not saying be happy with mediocrity, no I mean finding fault with what is good for you.

You see the prodigal son could not realise what he had while he had it. He never knew the Love of his Father while he was with Him. He had to go through hell to realise that.

Do we have to go through hell to find out maybe that what is good for us is what we have already? Are we sometimes so focussed on the bigger better next thing that we never really get to grips and embrace what is good for us now.

On a side note I would like to point out that the son who remained never fully realised it too. He too never found the Father’s real love while living under his roof.

Clearly the problem was not the environment, it was an internal problem. And when there are those in your life, no matter where you go and who you go with, it always finds you.

So lets realise right now the good things and relationships we do have and celebrate that.
Lets stop “chasing the dream” and lets start living our life now.


2 thoughts on “the prodigal you

  1. -A-

    in addition when we stop focussing inwardly and really apply ourselves to serve others we start to belong in our current environment. When u feel frustrated when u just cant cope anymore, its time to focus outwardly… 🙂 however small it might be, start there…

    Matthew 5:14-16
    “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. “Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under the peck-measure, but on the lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house. “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

  2. TWS

    “Do we have to go through hell to find out maybe that what is good for us is what we have already?”

    Yes, it happens regularly to us.

    When I go through STORMS in my own life, I realise that God has really blessed me So much with wonderful parents, friends, a place to live and a interesting career to persue. I look too much at the negative side of things inside the storm, that makes me unhappy. They are actually so small in relation to the amount of blessings I have to be greatful for. 🙂



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