I’ll make this one quick:
Have you ever talked to a person that would easily believe something negative about a person, yet question every positive thing that they hear? I mean a rumor can come with no evidence and this person will believe it as if it is the gospel, but will make a person prove any positive thing.
Or, have you talked to a person who has something negative to say about EVERYTHING except their own life?
This type of person that I am describing is a person with an envious spirit and a jealous heart. You know one of those people who does not want to see anybody doing well, or you can do well just not a well as them. It is downright sad that envy and jealousy is such a powerful force. If you find it hard to celebrate with a person, pray for a person, or encourage a person, then you are envious. That envy is not going to get you anywhere. Have you ever thought that if you surround yourself around positive people, then some of those positive vibes may filter into your life? I know that we all have our faults, but jealousy is a choice. You can make an earnest effort to be happy for people. You can make a resolve with yourself to stop wishing that negative things happen to people. It is not wise to take pleasure another person’s misery. Just because one person is doing well will not stop you from doing well. There are enough blessings for us all. Some just may come sooner than others.
Also, be careful whose life you wish for because you never know how hard a person is working or struggling to keep that life. Be careful of how you wish for other people’s things because you don’t know the headache associated with having them. Sometimes you just may get what you wish for, and it is nothing like imagined it would be. There is nothing wrong with wanting what is for you, but there is a lot wrong with wanting what is for everyone else. Remove that spirit of envy that you carry and learn to be happy for others because remember that one day you just may want someone to be happy for you.
Life is not a race because regardless of what we have and what we do, all of our finishing points will be exactly the same. These things that we are competing for are only temporary, for we cannot take them with us!!!