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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Beauty From Within - II

Being envious was one of the ugly traits I wanted to rid myself of. For me, it wasn't that I wasn’t genuinely happy for my friends’ successes (material gains, career growth, happily-ever-after-relationships, etc.). I never wanted exactly what they had, but I did want the feeling of accomplishment. I just felt like, what about me GOD? Why does all the good stuff happen to everybody else, even those who don’t deserve it? I realized that this was an unhealthy feeling, and through prayer I asked God to release this negativity from my spirit. Envy is one of those useless feelings that just weigh you down. Within days of that prayer I realized that:
1. It is none of my concern who got what, how they got it, and why they got it.
2. Whatever is for me, will be.
3. I should not question, doubt, or second –guess GOD.
4. The same energy that I am using to wonder why I’m not gaining the things I desire; can be used to go out and get the things that I desire.
AND
5. Harboring feelings of envy is keeping me from prospering.

I hope this encourages someone to change one of their ugly traits. Peace.

6 comments:

Eb the Celeb said...

great advice

Mizrepresent said...

Whatever is for me...is for me...Sound advice and words to live by! I have to say this everyday, believe me!

Brothers Blog said...

Amen to this. This is so true. As much as we try some times I think we all fall into this at times. But it's a daily thing we must try to avoid.

♥Niya♥ said...

Amen sista. When i realized just that i was able to prosper in my own life and those silly things that i thought i needed didn't matter anymore

Lil Honey B said...

Great realization.

koffeed said...

Great read. Made tons of sense.