Some people have it easy.
Joy, laughter, ease of mind, full pockets, fat bellies, hordes of friends, and a happy schedule fill the lives of many. As by-standers, jealousy creeps in when we see this fullness of life that has seemingly been gifted to the non-believers. Happiness has poured over the scoffers, the disillusioned, and the false converts. We wish for even just a sprinkling of the joy they seem to have to seep over into our lives while we stand in the shadows of their charmed lives.
Discontentment is a nasty beast. It breeds in us a sin nature that takes us beyond mild frustrations into a world of disgruntled attitudes. The door is open to disdain and we use excuses to lick the wounds of our covetous behaviors.
We need to stop and really think about our faith. Forget the Christian girl circle of friendships and shopping sprees, and try hard to dismiss the party crowd down the street. These people have no jurisdiction over our lives. Giving our life to Christ is what should direct our attitudes and actions. His love should send us to a place beyond the internal strife we have over the haves and have-nots. We can be glad in our place despite our situations.
Psalm 16:11 ESV
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Be still in the presence of the Lord. He is with you always and there is more joy in that than any of the materialism of your neighbors or the closeness of those who sit in the front pew.
There is only fullness in our faith. In this fullness we find everything that we need. There is no place for jealousy despite fighting a constant battle against it. Seek the Lord in these times and believe that He will see you through your trials.
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
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