Hello dears, today I wanted to address an issue that has left many as prisoners in the desert!
Everyone has gone through at least one of these two emotions. The first is feeling an emotion but detecting it and being alert so you are able to remove it. The second one is feeling an emotion nurturing that feeling and letting it run its course that is when we are at risk.
Always being (having our mind) in the lives of others we maintain ourselves in the desert.
Envy makes a person behave in a manner that is insensitive and harsh. Envy made Joseph's brother sell him as a slave. They hated him because his father loved him very much. If someone from your family receives more attention than you do don’t hate them, trust in God! Do what He asks of you, rest in him and you shall receive his favor, and you will end up like Joseph extremely blessed. Do not compare yourself or compete with anyone.
Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. (Luke 22:24-26)
Envy, jealousy, and comparisons are the characteristics of someone who is insecure. If we are insecure in relation to our own value and the importance that we have as an individual, we will see ourselves competing against whoever appears to be successful and progressive. We learned that God has a personal plan for our lives, surely it will be one of the most precious liberations that the Lord has given us.
I am sure that there is no need for comparison with anyone. I saw this more when I was young my father always had a special appreciation for my sister Tania, she was very responsible, very sweet, and all in all she was the daughter that any father would dream of having. But this did not generate in me envy, to the contrary I also had a great appreciation for here. My father's behavior could have generated envy in me(what would be perfectly normal) but no! I learned to appreciate my sisters and I chose to always be united with her.
When I converted the Lord Jesus Christ changed my personality, that difference did not exist anymore because my father began to appreciate me in the same form.
But imagine if throughout all those years I would have been feeding that sentiment, I would not have enjoyed her company like I should have and without knowing that in a few years I would lose her.
Never let any type of sentiment dominate your life or take you to choose what is wrong. We will always repent and fall in error, we cannot return to the past that is why take advantage of the opportunities, and have good eyes that will make you grow in life. Rejoice with those who are blessed, be happy for the conquests of those on your side, the world might say it's silly, but Jesus says it's power. This post will continue next Thursday. If it helped you please leave your comment.