Jealousy is a feeling we all experience daily. Whether it’s within relationships, friendships, or simply wanting something we don’t have, it’s hard to control. As hard as it is to be fully content with the situation we’re in at times, once you free yourself of envy, life becomes 10x more enjoyable!
When we look to the Bible for advice on how to overcome jealousy, God has a lot to say to us. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” He means that no matter what situation you’re in, be grateful. Sometimes this can be the most difficult task. For example, if your friend starts dating a boy you like, it’s tough to think of the positives. Maybe what God has in store for you will be even better than your own plan. Trust that His plan is always right and that everything happens for a reason.
Another verse in the Bible from 1 Corinthians says this: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” Apart from being content in all circumstances, try and remove any negative mindsets you might have. Be patient, be kind, be humble… all of these actions will tear away the jealousy and negativity one day at a time.
XOXO – Chelsea