Jealousy is something we all struggle with sometimes. Overcoming jealousy and envy requires awareness of our emotional behavior and our reactions to others perceived success. Jealous attitudes and dispositions create negative emotions. Shakespeare called it the green-eyed monster and it can overtake your mind and consume you before you know it.
Envy and jealousy are very close in meaning. The word “jealousy” means “zealous vigilance; becoming hostile toward a rival or one believed to enjoy an advantage.” The word envy means; “the desire to have for oneself something possessed by another; covetousness.”
Faith and prayer can help you overcome jealousy and envy. Have faith that God has special plans for you. Pray for understanding and acceptance. Learn to value what you have instead of what you don’t have.
Jealousy and envy presents itself in just about every aspect of our lives. One might be jealous of another persons possessions or wealth. Or jealous of their beauty, health, achievements, job, marriage, social standing and the list goes on! [Read more...]