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Quit Being Jealous

We live in a world full of jealously, envy and selfishness, where people are upset and unhappy when others succeed. When a friend or family member succeeds, gets promoted, or experiences an unexpected break in life, how do you respond? Some people wonder, “what about me?”Others criticise  or say, “it won’t last long.”

Do you know the way you respond when others succeed may determine the level of your own success. Whether you respond in a negative or positive way, you are sowing seeds for your future. That’s why Scripture tells us simply to “rejoice with those who rejoice.”God wants you to be successful. His commands are for your good. He doesn’t want jealousy or strife to enter your mind and rob you of your blessing.

Today, make it a point to find a family member, friend or colleague who is celebrating something positive and celebrate with them. Congratulate them on their success, no matter how small it seems in the natural. Rejoice with those who rejoice, sow seeds of blessing,“for whatever you sow you will reap.”It will open the door for victory in your own life!

“Rejoice with those who rejoice…” 

(Romans 12:15, NKJV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your hand of blessing not only on my life, but on the lives of other people around me. Father, I rejoice in You, and I choose to rejoice over Your victories with all I come in contact with all over the world. God, make me genuinely happy in You, and not envious or jealous of others, in Jesus’  Name! Amen.

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  1. I really like this post…I find far too often even in the Body of Christ members are jealous and envious of other’s gifts. I watched an old sermon a long time ago and the preacher said something to this effect “If you can learn to see that if you are indeed one body, then if one member has a gift, the entire Body has it” This world and society, however, promotes nothing but individualism and achievement, and having it at another’s expense if that be required. Not only does the Dog eat Dog, but you are told the Dog deserves to eat the Dog.

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Written by Pastor Ray Patrick

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Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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