Sunday, February 22, 2015

"OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR EVERY EVIL WORK"

ENVY.

Ya' know... I've never really understood that one. Sadly though, it's familiar. It's something that's followed me all my life. And why? ...
Don't have a clue.

I've never had anything to speak of. In fact, less than less. Less in things... less in attributes... less in abilities and less in supports.

And moreover, witnessing the spirit of envy operate toward others isn't any prettier. Apostle Paul asserts,


Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.


And then, there's those that don't even know what they envious of. They just are.

See, when envy is allowed to abide... look out!

Seems something just as foul, like lust, greed, strife, cruelty, anger, hatred, murder, debate, deceit or division will certainly have it's feet propped on the ole coffee table, too. Open door policy baby!


For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

So, what are people so envious about? Why do they exhaust their precious energy on such a trivial distraction?

Because they're unknowingly in search of something to fill that void that only God can satisfy.

Envy is an illusion and a delusion. It's jealousy of another's apparent advantage.


Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Yes. Envy is a sin.

When we covet, we're actually denying God, who is our Father and supplier of all our needs, the opportunity to love us and give us that something that far exceeds in value the actual thing of our carnal focus.


Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

And yes, He's the supplier of our “wants”, too. If our motives are right and the desires are good for us.

And thankfully, for the woe of envy, there is a solution!


Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Easy peasy.


Nothing is as it seems. We can rest assured that we have access to all we need and require. If we've given our hearts... dedicated our lives... to Jesus Christ... we can then go boldly to the throne of Grace and present our petitions. 

Let us therefore come boldly unto the the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.


Envy simply isn't necessary. It's an absolute waste of precious time, a revealing of weakness and insecurity and a very, very ugly side to see.


Being happy for others and rejoicing with them has a much greater reward.


For example. That sports car may look like an awesome fit for the neighbor but God knows the vehicle that's perfect for you. That singing voice may sound amazing but God has the anointing that's ordained just for you. There's a much bigger picture with a much bigger plan.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.


Another level. Another lesson. And another blessing from God. If we just put our trust in Him instead of our neighbor and what he has or does.


It's worth the wait and I promise... everything just tastes better when coming from the hand of God!


You'll see.


Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
                                                  
Just thinkin'......







penned by: Hallie Agar
www.thepenofareadywriter.com
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