DAY 13: ENVY
Twelve days down and nine to go. Welcome to Day 13 of the #OolaForChristians challenge!
So often you can miss the joys of life because you are looking at other people’s lives and thinking your life doesn’t measure up. This happens to the best of us.
Just like we mentioned that frustration is the cousin of anger, jealousy is the cousin of our next blocker, “envy”.
Envy isn’t just wishing we had something someone else has, but also wishing that they didn’t have it. Envy doesn’t look good on anybody. In fact, even Jesus faced envy from the Pharisees and the envy they felt towards him ultimately lead him to the cross.
The Oola for Christians book states: “Comparing your life to others – through T.V, Facebook, and staged Instagram photos robs you of the appreciation for what you have achieved in your own life. It takes the focus away from your goals and too often, it leaves you feeling insignificant.”
Let someone else’s win be an inspiration.
Day 13 - Today’s challenge is to find someone you can look up to, write their name on the top of a piece of paper and then write down 3 reasons why they inspire you. At the bottom write this phrase, “I AM Designed by God for Greatness and a Purpose.” In the middle of the page, bridge the gap. Write down three little action steps that you can achieve before this challenge ends, by using their inspiration to help push you through and bring you closer to your God-given greatness.
Can you see it? Let the accomplishments of others inspire you, but don’t let comparison take away from the truth of who God created us all to be.
“Ask the Lord to tell us where he wants us to go and what he wants to do.”
God, today I thank you for the life that I have been given. Thank you for creating me for greatness. Help me not to wear the garment of envy but help me to wear gratitude for the life you have created me to live. Help me to see others with a pure heart. Guide my steps as I fulfill my purpose.