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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Envious? Be Content

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

Have you ever caught yourself jokingly or otherwise wishing you could do something,  have something, or be somewhere else one of your friends was?  Your friend does not have to work and you envy her. Your neighbor got a new car and you covet one yourself. Someone you know has tremendous travel adventures and you just wish you could be them. You are maybe jealous of another's success or wealth even though they spent years doing what they needed to do to achieve this. You maybe compare your marriage even to someone else's. A friend remodeled their home and you wish you could. Just never satisfied. 

The enemy loves us to be discontent. For when we are discontent we are taking our eyes off our own blessings and fixating on someone else instead of rejoicing with them. Romans 12:15 has reminded us to "rejoice with those who rejoice" and this means sharing others successes and joys. Jealousy is not a Christlike trait and something to get a grip on if you tend to do some of the things mentioned in paragraph one. It is human nature to maybe envy but not God's nature. 

We each have so much to give God thanks for and each of us is gifted and blessed in unique and different ways. Take your focus off Facebook posts which can tend to make people envy and get your eyes on Jesus and thank Him for what He has done for you. 

PRAYER: Thank you so much for creating me in my mother's womb Lord. You hide me in special ways and have blessed me. Forgive me if I ever become jealous of another and help me nip it in the bud before it takes over. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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