How you can kill envy and jealousy in one step.
Its not a competition. But I know he's doing better than me.
We're on the same team. But he's such a better speaker than I am.
I love my blog community. But I wish I had Jon Acuff's platform.
The 'bolded' is what I say out loud. The 'underlined' is what I sometimes think in my head.
Maybe I'm just not a super spiritual Pastor. Maybe I just have too much pride in my heart.
I wish I could say it doesn't matter. I don't compare what I'm doing with what someone else is doing. I don't know what's going on 'there'.
But truth is, I do. I compare. Constantly.
Envy, jealousy, comparison. You name it, I'm fighting it.
I'm nowhere close to where I wanna be but by Gods grace, I'm gaining some traction.
I'm not an expert by any means but I've learned a little something I want to share with you about beating down comparison.
But I must first warn you.
And very few people have the courage to actually do it.
But it works. I guarantee it.
You can kill envy and comparison in this one step.
Publicly celebrate and champion what you envy.
I know it sounds so simple but I promise you it works.
You can kill comparison and jealousy by simply celebrating and championing your competition.
For instance, lets say you're constantly comparing your beauty to 'her' beauty, the best thing you can do to kill that comparison is celebrate 'her' beauty.
Tell her every chance you get that she is beautiful. Email her. Send her a text.
Every time you feel envy, jealousy and comparison creep up, celebrate publicly.
I told you it was hard.
But again, I promise it works.
Tell the guy sitting in the office you're supposed to be sitting in that he's doing a great job.
Email the Pastor of the bigger church to tell him you're thrilled he's doing great work.
High five you buddy for getting an A even though he didn't study for the test that kicked your butt.
Leave a kind comment on the blog you wish was yours.
Promote that other worship leaders music.
Tell that guy who doesn't deserve a relationship what you appreciate about his relationship.
Publicly celebrate your object of envy with those you envy and others.
Rather than being green with envy, champion the yellow banana.
Then do it again.
And you'll slowly see your envy die.
You'll become a kinder person. A more loving person. And you'll be a lot happier too.
I know we all struggle with comparison, envy and jealousy.
And so do you.
Question is, do you have the courage to fight your envy?
If so, why don't you take a baby step by admitting it in the comments section today?
What or who do you need to celebrate in order to kill envy, jealousy and comparison in your life?
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