Saturday, July 19, 2014
Loves Is Not Jealous
"If you're not careful, jealousy slithers like a viper into your heart and strikes your motivations and relationships."
I learned a while back what jealousy can do. It eats at one's soul and can literally change somebody's personality. Jealousy takes away our peace and our love from others and replaces it with darkness and evil. Jealousy literally will slither like a viper into our hearts and kill amazing relationships.
"If you don't diffuse your anger by learning to love others, you may eventually begin plotting against them. The Bible says that envy leads to fighting, quarreling, and every evil thing (James 3:16, 4:1-2)."
So many quarrels between people are rooted from jealousy. I look back on many of my arguments with girlfriends and I realize that one or the other rooted these arguments through jealousy. Love is about cheering one another on through good times and supporting one another through bad times. Life isn't a competition. Life is a gift to be shared with people we care about, so why allow envy to take place in our relationships?
I have learned over the years that NOBODY'S life is perfect. We are all blessed in different ways and we all have struggles of different kinds. One person might struggle with school but is amazing at playing a sport while that person who is good at a sport struggles with school and vice versa. Stop comparing yourself to other people and love them and most importantly love yourself. Most of the time envy would not take root if one had security in themselves.
So, how does one let go of the envy if it's already there? Simple, take it to the cross. God already knows that ugliness that is going on inside and He wants you to come to Him and willingly hand it over to Him. He knows your struggles and He knows what is already going on inside so just be honest with yourself and Him. Share your heart and why you are feeling the way you are feeling and then hand it all over to Him. Trust me, the relief you feel when you do this is AMAZING! Not only have you handed your cares to our amazing Father but you also allow room for love in your heart to come back in. Jealousy pushes that love to the side and takes over. Don't let that happen. Give it to God to handle and walk away feeling at peace and loving again!!!
Love is about encouragement and support. Love is happy for another's successes and not jealous. I dare you to not be jealous today!!!! Love is waiting just around the corner for you!