I’ve never really had many issues with jealousy other than maybe with my three sisters. It wasn’t until my early 20’s that I started to have any issues.

How I almost let jealousy ruin my life

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I first realized I had a real issue when I was on social media one day and saw a post and I didn’t want to hit the “like” button I didn’t want to be happy for that person or give them my attention. So I started to examine myself and my use of social media. I began to think back and to look at if I had done this before. I realized I had! I was completely guilty, and not only that but all the insecurities I’d been having had stemmed from the things I’d seen on social media and had gotten jealous about.

I knew something needed to change in a major way. I knew that this was not me! I was letting jealousy make me insecure and I was letting it ruin my life. I sat down with my husband and I shared with him what was going on and how I was feeling and I prayed about it. I asked God to change my thinking, my heart, and my mind. Let me tell you I worked hard; there was no easy fix. I decided to make it a point to start being positive and supportive and encouraging and it truly worked I started to feel really happy for others and their accomplishments and good news. It feels so much better and I feel so much better about myself. Every time that nasty green monster jumps on my back I have to correct myself and I do that with the help of the Lord and the help of my sweet Husband.

It’s easy to look like we have it all together online. Perfect car, children, health, marriage…everything. The truth is none of that matters. Wake up and say I am enough I have enough my Life is enough because it could always be worse. there will always be someone else with less than you and always someone with more.

 

Job 5:2 For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

James 3:16 For where there are jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

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