May 08 2013

Envy

If only you could see yourself the way God sees you. I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday about how to deal with envy - we don't like it.

We might be jealous of how in shape someone in our life is, compared to ourselves. It's almost to the point where you don’t want to be friends with that person, and that's not right.

I get jealous of people who have free time, who get to just “chill”. When I ask my family or friends what they did for the weekend and they say, "Oh just hung out at home, slept in, watched movies." A little bit of anger wells up inside of me, nasty envy. I become like a 5-year-old that wants to stomp her feet and say NOT FAIR! As a single parent with 3 children, free time is an enigma.

We came to conclusion that envy is when we’re being selfish. It's when we focus on what is lacking in our life and NOT FAIR so much that we miss the things that we do have - we miss out on opportunities to help others.

After all nothing else really matters.  Not your house or how good you look in a swimsuit. Nothing - but love.

"Nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people He has made." -Francis Chan 

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