When I’d look at certain people, I used to covet the things they had. Whether it be their “picture perfect” marriage, kids, or “fancy” lifestyle, I wanted it. However, no matter how much I wanted it, I couldn’t have what was theirs. Even if it were given to me, it’d never fit, because it wasn’t made for me. Instead of desiring to be them, I prayed to God, because I knew He’d give me the desires of my heart. The only thing I needed to do, was what for it. Looking back, the picture they painted was pretty, but their life was no doubt ugly.

Sometimes, I sit and laugh to myself, because I realized, it wasn’t their life I was after. What I was really after, was a “filter”, because who knows what things really looked like, when the mask came off. Honestly, I wouldn’t have wanted to be there to see it. Besides, I’m too afraid to see what my life could’ve possibly been. Eventually, I stopped coveting what they had, because I know what I have coming is far greater, and it’s customized solely for me.

Don’t settle for what someone else has, because yours is so much better!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Deetra La’Rue

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