Have you ever wanted to quit something because of a little green eyed monster called envy?
I have and I'll admit to it.
There are still some things in my life that I remain unclear on because God hasn't just flat out gave me a yes or a no. See sometimes He says no, yes, or even not now. I'm still unclear and I'm waiting.
During the mean time I look around and see my vision board being fulfilled in other people's life and I can be honest with you. I don't like it one bit.
I try my best. I really really do. I don't want to be envious but there is still that voice in the back of my head telling me "nah-nah, they are doing everything you want to do and you're still waiting".
Maybe that voice makes me madder than my envious thoughts. I can pray about my thoughts but that little voice, better known as lucifer just keeps on talking because that's simply what he does.
Anyway, what I am trying to share with you is this; if you are jealous of someone else and what they have stop thinking that the grass is greener on the other side.
I have to continuously tell myself this because I don't know what these folks are going through to get what they've got. I don't know their struggles. I don't know their sacrifices and I certainly don't know what God is protecting me from.
God has the plan. God knows better than I do. Just because you want something doesn't mean its right for you. Maybe you aren't prepared for it.
I too must remember this when the little green eyed monster visits. I'll accept God's will and in the meantime I'll still congratulate those around me until my heart totally surrenders those envious thoughts. God knows the plans he has for me and I trust His judgement more than I trust my own.
" But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. " James 3:14-16
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