I talk to important people on the phone. It's just my day job.
Although I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur, I've discovered that I like talking about business, more than owning my own.
I interview CEO's for a living.
They just seem so...
Sometimes I am enamored with their brilliance. Other times, I am so glad I don't have the load they do.
Yet, no matter how hard I try, I find myself comparing my life to theirs.
I say every day "Today, I'm quitting the comparisons."
But, before I know it my inner-dialogue is going haywire with negative me statements.
"Why couldn't I have thought of that?"
"How in the world are they that smart?"
"I might as well go eat more cookies..."
Envy is dangerous ground.
It makes us discontent with who God made us, jealous of the gifts of others, and it steals our joy.
Envy gives us tunnel vision.
We become "me-centered" instead of "God-centered."
Check out what James 3:16 says about envy:
"For where envy and self-seeking exist; confusion and every evil thing are there."
That's a pretty strong statement. Think about it: when we invite envy into our lives, every evil thing is there.
Envy is not to be taken lightly.
So, what about you? Are you struggling with envy today?
Let's recognize it and pray about defeating it together.
I'm quitting...are you?