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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, November 25, 2016

Be A Somebody!

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Exodus 20:17

Do you ever find yourself wishing for fame, notoriety, fortune, and worth in this world? This comes because of the way our society puts folks on a pedestal  who seem to have it all. The penthouse, the foreign trips, the starring role, an Ivy League degree, the fancy car, magazine cover recognition , a special job title. My question is what good is all this if the person who has it is not following Jesus? Not saying that folks in those categories don't but it could be easy to become puffed up. 

This life is so very temporary. Seems so many forget that and live for the hear and now. Comparison is a real killer of joy. For one thing God does not want you to be discontent but to be joyful just where you are. If you are blessed by fame and fortune give God the glory. 

Basically we who call ourselves believers are not to fall into the trap of coveting or desiring what someone else has. A friend gave me a sign once that simply said "Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken." What a wise saying and way to live. 

PRAYER: Help me be happy just where I am in life and not be jealous of others or desirous of what they have. Help me to press on to achieve the goals and dreams in my life you have set in my heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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