Proverbs 14:30 - A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Bitter envy. It creeps in when we least expect it causing us to be jealous of another person’s life. How does a person let go of bitter envy and not let it control their lives anymore? Here’s some suggestions: Think about the good things in your life, remind yourself that nobody has it all, avoid people who frequently do what’s wrong, hang out with grateful people, celebrate the successes of others not just your own, and be generous. These may seem like simple measures, but they can kick envy out the door and allow you to appreciate people instead of envying them. Do you struggle with being jealous of other people’s lives? Let’s talk about it.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.