Do you find envy in your heart?

Do you find envy in your heart? I admit,  I do. As human beings, it's natural to feel that way. However, in spiritual law, we must control those feelings as that will lead us to no good.
And it is all a sin and a life destroyer! So, I wanted to share this Devotional and Bible Reading Plan with you where I am in the mid of introspection. For the most reading devotional that I've read, this one hit me so hard! 
Life here on earth is beautiful as long as God is in your heart!
Let's start to read– Break Free From Envy A Six-day Reading Plan By Anna Light • Devotional 

Day 1; Envy is a Destroyer 

Of all the emotions I thought I felt, envy wasn’t on my list. Jealousy? Yes. Comparison? Ugh, every day. Sadness? Anger? Anxiety? Hatred, even? But when I heard a teaching on this word from a favorite podcast, I immediately knew all those other emotions I felt were rooted in the spirit of envy. 

I hate feeling negative emotions. On the personality test called the Enneagram, I am a type “7”. As a “7”, if I can avoid the pain of negative emotions, I will find a way to do it. Simply pretending they didn’t exist wasn’t cutting it for me. I wanted to get to the root of my emotions, not just pretend to be free. 

It took some work, learning to bring those negative emotions to the light and God, for them to lose their power, but the result was worth it. I know that’s why I’m so passionate about helping others find mental, emotional, and spiritual freedom—I’ve struggled so profoundly with the darkness that comes from living in bondage to those negative emotions.

That struggle has become the catalyst to finding genuine and lasting freedom for myself. It’s something I want everyone to experience, and as I find new levels of space, I know I cannot keep them to myself.

The following reading plan is my journey of discovering freedom from envy and the amazingly abundant life from that freedom.

What is envy? Why is it essential for us to understand how it affects us today? 

Our world is a breeding ground for the spirit of jealousy. Now, more than ever, we are faced with everyone’s life as they want it to be seen—as they design it—and the comparison to our own lives can stir up envy within us. We live in a culture of envy and may not realize how this spirit undermines our mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Envy can be described as a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. It’s the root of those negative emotions like jealousy and comparison, but envy goes deeper. 

Jealousy says, “I wish I had what they had.” Envy says, “Why should they have what I do not have?” 

Envy hates to see other people happy and secretly rejoices when others fall. As author Dorothy Sayers has said, jealousy is “to look upon another with malice.” It is a destroyer, the great leveler; it cannot bear to admire, respect, or show gratitude. 

Envy rots the bones,” says the writer of Proverbs. It is poison to the heart. Our flesh will always naturally feel the sting of envy when presented with the opportunity. It takes intentional work in our spirits to overcome the temptation to envy and be free to rejoice with others’ success and favor genuinely.

The damage of envy works two ways. You certainly do not want this spirit of jealousy festering in you, but what about the damage envy causes when it comes against you from another person? I’ve been on both sides of the story, and as you continue with this plan, you may see how envy has damaged your heart and possibly your relationship with others. Both instances call for us to do spiritual work in our hearts and minds to be free. 
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. Proverbs 14:30 NLT
I hope that in the following days, you will have the knowledge, tools, scripture, and confidence you need to release yourself from envy.  

Bible Verses must read; 

–End Of Day 1.

Wow! While I was reading and putting this post together, I was stunned. I hope you will stay with me on this journey of reading this Devotional Plan. If you want to get ahead of me, you can do as your heart desires. Here is the link to this devotional reading plan. 

Peace be with you; thank you for stopping by, take care, and God bless! 
Appreciate every day;

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