As girls, we are quick to envy when someone else has what we want, whether that is a new car, a job, that A grade, that boyfriend, that award, that gorgeous curly hair, that beautiful singing voice, that gorgeous figure (the list goes on). Romans 12:15 says, Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
According to author and speaker, Nancy Beach, envy happens when we compare ourselves to others. She says, "It's impossible to have a grateful attitude when you're envious; you're too busy feeling deprived. But God designed us each as "one of a kind"--and no other human being exactly like you and I will ever walk the face of this earth again." The way to deal with envy is to admit it, confess it to God.
Proverbs 14:30 says, A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. The alternative to a life of judgement and comparison is peace and gratefulness.
Christianity Today has an article on Envy by Nancy - you can read it here.
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