Envy: part 4

Enjoy God’s goodness to you

It’s definitely not bad to dream of great things in life. But the danger of putting so much thought about those things that you don’t have right now is that you’ll miss the blessings that God has been giving you at present.

Whenever you feel inadequate, wanting for more, you’ll feel insecure. But when you look at what God is doing in your life right now, you’ll feel blessed.

Here are our favorite lines. “I really love my job, BUT I have to have a new boss”. “I love my wife, BUT she needs to change in a lot of ways”. “I like my car, BUT…” Get rid of the “BUT”. Be contented for what you have. Say, “I love my job. Period”. “I love my wife. Period”

At around year 2000 when I decided to become a devoted follower of Jesus, my mantra was “Jesus is enough!”. When trials come, Jesus is enough for me. When I feel I don’t have enough talents, enough money, enough career, I need to be reminded that in reality, what Jesus has given is really enough, more than enough. All others are just bonuses.

“…Our lives were full of evil and envy. We hated others, and they hated us. But then God our Savior showed us his kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit…”(Titus 3:3-5 NLT) God’s grace is enough.

Enjoy God’s goodness in the here and now. He is enough.

What “buts” do you need to remove?
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