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The Skin I’m In

I still just don’t understand why Carl feels insecure and envious of Bee. Carl has a beautiful coat and he is larger and more dominant than Bee. So why is it that whenever Bee comes close for attention, Carl is right there to push her away or even nip at her? It doesn’t matter how much attention he gets, he has to be center stage.

I have gone through periods of insecurity at times and can relate to Carl but thankfully with the grace of God I have been happy with the skin that I am in. It really hurts my heart to see people who have so much but just can’t be content with the life that they have been given.

Saul is a good example of someone who was obsessed with jealousy and bitterness. He was the first chosen king for the nation of Israel. I Sam 9:2 states that Saul was the most handsome man and was taller than all of the people of Israel. From his outside appearance, you would think that he would only be confident in himself.  But he wasn’t at all.

This was first revealed after Saul and David had returned from war and the women sang “Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands.” 1 Samuel 18:7.  In the next verse it states that Saul was angry with David and from that day on kept his eye on him and used his military to hunt him down. For years, Saul’s insecurity and jealousy drove him to destruction.

Why would a man that appeared to have it all be so obsessed with the demise of another?  What causes any of us to be preoccupied with jealous or envious thoughts? The answer is easy but the application can be extremely difficult. When we take our eyes off of God and place them on others, we will surely end up in a jealous state. But if we focus on God’s sovereignty and his unique plan for us, we will feel blessed.

Saul knew that David was going to be the next anointed king and he couldn’t take his focus off of this fact. On the other hand, David kept his focus on God being in control over everything and trusted in Him. Even when his life appeared to be in danger time and time again, David didn’t take his eyes off of his Lord.

It’s too bad that Carl’s mentality doesn’t allow him to know our Lord and Savior. Hopefully, he will feel my love enough to be content with who he is and start becoming more confident.  But until then, I will have to get used to his desire to be the king of the roost.IMG_0202

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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