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Jealousy Changes You And Everyone Around You
If you are jealous of people who are successful, then you are not secure in your own calling. As you find your fulfillment in Him and what He created you to be, then you will appreciate every other part of the body of Christ. You will also walk in peace that passes understanding and create an atmosphere of serenity.
Focus on doing what He called you to do and stop comparing yourself with others. When you compare yourselves, it just means that you are looking more at them and allowing them to set your atmosphere, rather than looking to God to set your atmosphere.
Most of the time when we do this, we create an atmosphere of discontent and poor me, to those we come in contact with! This is not the way of the Kingdom of heaven and it should not be our way either…
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you,” 2 Corinthians 10:12-13.
Joy In Your Mess
You can have joy right in the middle of your mess if you will enter into knowing that Jesus paid it all and He is for you. You have a destiny in Him and The devil’s whole game is to get you to doubt this so that you will not have the strength to fulfill your calling.
When you are doing what He called you to, you are fulfilled, you are joyful and content, no matter what is going on around you, as you focus on your destiny and get your eyes off of the distractions!
“Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall,” 2 Peter 1:10 (AMP)
“All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast,” Proverbs 15:15 (NASB)
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
|Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.