The cliche, “green with envy,” is a lil off. God said, “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” What rots, turns black. So it’s more like, “black with envy.” UGH!  And jealousy is an attitude toward another person but envy is an attitude toward another person’s success. Double UGH!  Envy started in Genesis 1 and we’re still writing its history. It’s a dark part of our human nature & virtually untreatable without God.  Envy is always just around my corner because as I strive to do my best, there’s someone else doing it better.  And though I’ve taken it on full-force, it never really dies, it just lies dormant until it decides to attack again. All of us have the propensity to be envious because we are human. But at the onset of envy’s attack, we can “kill it, dead,” with these actions: One, ask God to forgive us. Two, pray for the one we’re envious of. Three, find ways to verbally or virtually encourage the one we’re envious of. And four, keep our resolve to not let envy win.  God in our heart is greater than the envy in our bones. Hey, you got this!
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