REAL TALK: Are you jealous of someone? Are you envious of what God is doing in their life? Do you find yourself thinking more about what’s happening to them, instead of focusing on what God is doing in your life? Do you think God is giving them favor, and has forgotten about you? Do you cringe when you hear their name? Do you find yourself avoiding being in their presence? Do you follow them on social media hoping to fit in their “village?” Do you look to them for your “hook-ups?”
If you’ve answered YES to any of these questions, then you have a heart issue. It’s called jealous, envy, covetous. That’s right. It may be hard to swallow, but it’s the truth.
Admit it. Be honest with yourself. Be honest with God. I had to. It can be downright embarrassing to admit it. It’s worth it, though. The burden can be lifted, and you can be set free. God knows your heart anyway. You don’t. The heart is deceitful. When the Holy Spirit is tugging at your heart regarding this issue, it’s time to get it right. It’s time to settle the matter.
It’s time to STOP feeling jealous, envious, or coveting what someone else has. God is not stingy in giving His blessings and favor. He’s no respect of persons. He’s a good Father that gives good gifts.
Don’t allow the enemy to steal your peace of mind and joy with thoughts that you don’t have enough, you don’t matter, or God doesn’t really care about you.
Don’t believe the enemy’s LIES.