“…love does not envy…” 1 Corinthians 13:4
I remember a few years ago I was scrolling through Facebook and I came across pictures of a friend of mine while she was in Paris, France with her husband. While looking at those pictures, an overwhelming spirit of jealousy came upon me, so much so, that I had to back away from my computer. I was jealous and angry that I wasn’t her. I felt so far away from God’s favor, blessings, and dreams being fulfilled in my life. So I ran to God and let Him minister to me. I began to say, “I will not be jealous! Lord bless her and continue to prosper her!” God helped me to adjust my attitude, and He gave me His perspective.
Never allow jealousy to enter your heart because it will destroy you and every relationship in your life. Jealousy destroys love. You must understand that God is no respecter of persons. What He has done for others, He will do for you.
Instead of “hating” on others, we must learn to bless who God is blessing, honor who He is honoring, accept who God has accepted and love who He loves whether we want to or not. When we begin to align ourselves with God by doing this, He will bless us and make us a blessing!
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Forgive me for being jealous of people. Remove every bit of jealousy and envy from my heart. Take it away so I can live in your peace and love. I don’t want what someone else has; I only want what you have for me. Help me to bless those who are blessed by you. Help me to not hate on them, but encourage them. Let your love arise in my heart. Help me to keep my eyes stayed on you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study these scriptures on the topic of “Envy”:
1 Corinthians 3:3; Genesis 30:1, Genesis 37:11; Matthew 27:18; Romans 1:29, Romans 13:13; 2 Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:21, Galatians 5:26; 1Timothy 6:4; Titus 3:3; James 3:14-16, James 4:5; 1 Peter 2:1