ENVY NO MAN

ENVY NO MAN

Main Text: Psalm 37:1- Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those
who do wrong”.

Psalm 37:34 – “Wait for the Lord and keep his way, He will exalt you to inherit the land, when the wicked are cut off you will see it (NIV).

Envy is a by- product of covetousness. It reduces the quality of a man.s life and
makes him a destroyer of his own destiny. We may not have the same beginning but certainly, we all have opportunities to succeed at what God has destined us for.

So why are you wasting your energy and shortening your life span on envying
others? We are all uniquely created by God for definite but differing purposes in life. Envy leads to bitterness, resentment and hostility. It comes from a Latin word “invidere” which means „to look at with malice.. You are created with special capabilities, time table and destiny.

It makes no sense to compare yourself with another person. An honest, grateful look at your God-given assets will help you become satisfied with what you have and who you are. Don.t let envy steal another second of your joy.

When you compare yourself to others, you always come short. It makes you
cynical. Nothing you do is satisfying. Envy makes you suspicious of other people.s motives even when they genuinely care about you. Deliver yourself from envy.

ENVY DRAWS US AWAY FROM GOD, AVOID IT

Prayer Point: Oh Lord, I receive the grace for contentment with your blessing in my life.

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.