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It Came from Within: JEALOUSY (ouch…)

I like listening to podcasts when I ride my bike. This morning’s message from Andy Stanley stepped on my toes:

It Came from Within, part 3 – That Hideous Thing

I’m feeling jealous when I feel that other people don’t deserve what they have.
I’m feeling jealous when I feel that its not fair that I don’t have something.
I’m feeling jealous when I’m secretly glad when certain people fail or fall on hard times.

Making progress against jealousy is to realize that I’m not really angry at the person, I’m angry at God who “unfairly” distributes talent, money and beauty.

Making progress against jealousy is to actively celebrate the successes of others specifically in the areas I tend to experience jealousy.

That might sound like a delusional mind trick, but I have a hunch that it will cause me to thank God for what I have instead of seething inside about what I lack.

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