So good to be back with you after a couple of weeks of travel. I loved everything about floating around in the Caribbean. I’m always glad to be back home on dry land though. The people on the KLove Cruise and the scenery were beautiful.
I saw some things in myself on that ship which weren’t quite so pretty; there’s a shadow side to me- but thankfully, I learned an antidote which is a sure thing. I’ll share both with you today.
If you struggle with envy at all, you’ll be glad you tuned in. I hope today’s message will be of help to you as you do the dance we all do with this “little green monster,” who robs us of our joy, tempts us to see others’ success as our failure and isolates us from each other.
We’ll talk about how comparing yourself to others in your age/stage category leads you down a dead end road, prevents you from loving others and keeps you from finding God’s BEST for YOU!
We will also look at the difference between the words ENVY and JEALOUSY and discuss what it means to COVET something.
I’ll tell you about some of my most humiliating career fails over the last 30+ years, how I found contentment in obscurity and about finally finding my niche at age 55!!
Here’s the antidote I found for my issue with envy; Colossians 3:3-4 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=colossians+3%3A2-4&version=NASB
and here’s my paraphrase; “Christ will appear again on this earth. He’s your whole life, remember…. and when He shows up, you’ll show up. The REAL you. The glorious you. Till then, be content with your obscure little life. Just like Christ.”
Write in and let me know if you found any encouragement in this episode. Any comfort?….I’d love to hear about it! firstname.lastname@example.org
If my struggle resonates with something in you, take heart- you’re NOT the only one- and if you know someone else who might benefit from this message, please share it with them?
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Thanks for joining me today. Till next time,