Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. Proverbs 23:17
One of the issues with social media is its turned into a contest for everyone to compete with one another. Instead of everyone being happy for someone when they bought something new or maybe their child achieved something, people then strive to outdo the other person. People are envious of one another, instead of being happy for each other , people are combative
What is wrong with this? People are never content with anything in life. Your house is never good enough, your job is not fancy enough, your child isn’t popular enough. All this strife causes unhappiness, anxiety, depression, most importantly it leads your heart away from God. You can’t be thankful to God when you’re always wanting more. Don’t be like the world, don’t envy sinners for every vacation or big purchase they get. Because all these things are temporal and will pass away eventually. Keep an eternal perspective on life!
The Apostle Paul said “ I learned to be content in all circumstances” (Philippians 4:11) Paul had a lot of great moments in life , such as seeing Jesus face to face, but he also had a lot of bad moments, being thrown in prison and beatings. Regardless of what was going on, Paul learned to be content in all circumstances. This is the key to happiness, we need to control our feelings not the world. If you allow every circumstance to dictate how your feeling, well your going to be on a roller coaster
As Jesus said to Paul “My Grace is sufficient enough” (2 Corinthians 12:9) Whatever is going on in life, or whatever people have or don’t have, remember Jesus has given us the gift of Grace by his works on the cross. Nobody can take that away from you! Nobody can steal your salvation! Don’t allow the world to make you envious, because Christ is enough! Amen!