Love Doesn’t Envy

August 31, 2013 — 2 Comments

  • My brother has amazing green eyes.
  • My friend Leah can grow her hair way longer than I ever could.
  • My friend Miranda is thinner than I’ll ever be.
  • Clarence has more charisma than me.
  • Most of my friends are mothers, and I’m not… yet.

The list could go on. And I’m just being honest with you when I say that all of these things have crossed my mind at some point in time. Things like this used to make me feel bad about myself but guess, what? I finally learned to stop comparing myself to others and I pray that you all learn to do the same if you haven’t already. How I did this was learning to be grateful for all that I have. I started a gratitude journal because this helped me get everything out, no matter how small it seemed.

The definition of envy is a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. The definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. As I started to journal about all of the things and people I was grateful for I stopped looking to the right and left and started to look at God and my own life. It was a really interesting shift because the more I became grateful the more I had to be grateful for. It was like I learned to appreciate God’s kindness towards me and He started blessing me more and more.

Do you struggle with envy? Have you kept a gratitude journal? It will help set you free from this ugly little monster.

love lezlie

2 responses to Love Doesn’t Envy

  1. 

    yes, gratitude journal
    l helps a lot!

  2. 

    You are an amazing woman of God Lezlie! You really do have so much to be grateful for, for He has blessed you abundantly. We would all be in a much better place emotionally if we learned to acknowledge that God gave us all that we need.

    I love you ♥

    MP

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