Please Read :
1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.
3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5So they went.“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing.
6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’
9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’
13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired l
ast the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Men always have the tendency to grumble and complain and wouldn’t be satisfied with what they have.
There is always something to complain about. Like why is my neighbor have this kind of life and why is mine different from his? or why can they have this and that and I can’t? Or why is my children not as intelligent and as obedient as their children?Or why can’t I have a high paying job like them?
These kind of questions are the most asked by most of people either spoken or unspoken, myself included. Envy, covetousness, jealousy and greed though how hard we tried to deny it prompts us to consider it, sometimes we direct this question to God.
So What is the Best Way to Turn Away from these Feelings?
Begin thinking of our blessings and count them one by one. I’m sure before we’ll be able to get to finish counting though it is really impossible to count it all for it is uncountable, we’ll be able to realize that it is really not worth it. We’re just making ourselves worry over something that we shouldn’t worry about . Instead of envying our neighbors why not thanked God for their good fortune? After all, aren’t we all brothers and sisters in Christ?
We have our own blessings to thanked God for. Our own gifts to be cultivated and used not just to make ourselves rich or to better our way of living but most of all . We should be able to give glory to God with this gifts we’d been given. Af
ter all, each one of us are made quite uniquely different. We even have our own unique finger prints!!!
Also, we shouldn’t worry that God has favoritism. God loves all of us, for we are all His children. Neither worry about what we’re going to eat for His mercy and His love is un measurable. We are all important in His eyes, love and cherished more than we know. Have faith and trust in His wisdom. Let us surrender our life to Him and pray that we’d be able to live our life according to His will so everthing will come to passed without us being bothered by the changes in all things in this world.
Let us put faith to the one who’s capable of protecting His own.
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and
yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.