Saturday, April 14, 2012

The poison of jealousy

Jealousy is a poison that will eat away at a person and destroy them from the inside out. It’s been said that, “Jealousy is a poison that I drink in the hope that the other person will die”. Webster’s dictionary defines jealousy as “Resentment or discontent against a rival or against seeing another’s success or advantage”. Jealousy and envy are very much related. Jealousy is feeling threatened that someone will take what is yours. Envy is feeling resentful that someone has, or is getting, something that you want, or feel is more rightfully yours. Jealousy and envy are founded in wanting what another person has, for example, material possessions, power, recognition, or relationships. It’s when I want what you have or want to be who you are or want to do what you do. When I look at you, I feel like I am missing out on something.

Jealousy is like a cancer that eats at your bones. It destroys relationships, and prospects of a hopeful future if you allow it to take root in your heart. 
So what is someone to do who deals with jealousy, jealousy is a spirit that can take over someones entire life, making them even believe things that just are not true. 
Breaking The Spirit of Jealousy:
1. Admit there is a problem and get your eyes off everyone else!
2.Run from it. When you admit their is an issue and you suspect those feelings rising turn your thoughts somewhere else. Think on good things!! Think on hope and love not hate and envy.

TEST yourself: Ask, "Can I really be happy for someone else and rejoice with them even if they get some thing I want or obtain something I can not have?"  If you are actually resentful and can not rejoice with them, you have a jealousy problem and need to get a hold of it before it takes over your life.


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