September 19, 2023

by Kimberly Hobbs 

“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do.” Don’t get sidetracked worrying about others.
Oftentimes in life, we can be overcome with jealousy and envy over a person or group of people, and unfortunately, it thwarts our movement to the things of God. It can be a trip in our steps.
But how do we get beyond these blocks to the blessings on our path?
We kneel down before God, we ask forgiveness, and repent of the absence of having a grateful heart while seeing with only fleshly eyes.
The Bible directs us always to look to the pure in heart to see God. (Matthew 5:8)
We must toss aside pettiness and any surface hang-ups that we, as women, are quick to notice about each other. It hinders our walk. Jealousy and envy are huge hang-ups between women, and both negative emotions stop us from enjoying serving God.
Instead, look at God. Look at the Jesus in you. Ask God to open your spirit eyes and get beyond the jealousy or envy of what is holding you from embracing the thankful heart and a true loving relationship with others that is wholesome.
I love the message translation in this scripture…
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Trust God and give Him the deep things you are dealing with when it comes to jealousy of any kind and envy as well. God will put to death the deeds of your flesh when we trust Him and ask His forgiveness. By listening to Him and changing your heart to a thankful heart, your life will begin to move because God will move in it! He will get you beyond what’s in front of you and help you refuse the things you struggle with in your own skin and thoughts. Be excited and expectant for the person you’re jealous of. Give the envy of certain people to God and ask Him to make that person or people a “God-size” difference in this world. And mean it.  🙏