Good Morning Everyone,
Thank you for joining me this morning with “Dee’s Thoughts”. Today we are going to talk about something we all have fallen into at one time or another. Envy! Envy is when you have something and I feel I deserve it as much as you do! Envy feels more like a bruise or a slight wound when it hits us.
Oscar Wilde tells this powerful story: The devil was once crossing the Libyan Desert, and came upon a spot where a number of small friends were tormenting a monk. The sainted man easily shook off their evil suggestions. The devil watched their failure, and then he stepped forward to give them a lesson. He whispered to the monk ‘Your brother has just been made bishop of Alexandria. A scowl of malignant envy at once clouded the monk’s serene face.
Envy is dangerous to the soul because it doesn’t leave quickly.
Why is Envy so toxic? Because we fixate on it, all of a sudden you and what you have or do has become my emotional enemy. Envy starts with a case of mild jealousy but can turn into a tornado soon if we it let it get the upper hand in our life. It will eventually turn us away from God if we don’t deal with it because it is a sin issue. Exodus 20:17 says, you shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
When we are envious, we lack seeing the whole picture as resentment begins to builds. How is envy broken? We need to get our eyes off of others and what they have and be thankful for what God’s has given us. In our thankfulness, envy is broken. Hanging onto envy only destroys us it does not promote us or build us up. God gives us the best. Not what we want but what is best for us. When we embrace that we embrace life at its best!
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