the cure for a bad case of envy…

Lately, I have found myself envious of different people and the things that they have… or the life I perceive that they have.

It’s quite pathetic, really… but in the heat of the battle, I have a hard time talking sense to my envious heart.

This is when I have to fall back on this TRUTH that I know…

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in everything,
by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God.
And the peace of God
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts 
and your minds in Christ Jesus
Philippians 4:6-7

So, on this Multitude Monday, I’m joining with the gratitude community at Ann’s to count these things…
these gifts…
for which I am grateful…
because counting gifts is the only way I know to change my perception and cure my envious heart…

it’s also the only way
I how to rest in HIM.

~*~ for these gifts and more, I say THANK YOU LORD!

… for enough to pay all the bills
… and more than enough to eat
… for food in cupboards
… and food in the freezer to see us through

… for enough gas in the tank to go where I need to go
… and safety over the miles

… for doctors
… and medical staff who served my parents
… and for the words “you are not an emergency”

… for warm blankets
… and a warm body to sleep next to
… for rest

… for fall breaks and having all my children home
… for the warmth of laughter
… and family games

… for hot soup and warm bread on a cold day
… and for the Bread of Life who feeds my soul
… and meets our every need
… and blesses abundantly more than I could ask or think

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10 thoughts on “the cure for a bad case of envy…

  1. thanks is the best remedy for discontentment and envy, at least in my experience.

    glad you joined the grace counters today!

    1. thank you for taking time to comment, Richelle! I’m grateful to be one of the grace counters! 🙂

  2. Reminds me of the old hymn, “count your blessings name them one by one”

    1. count your many blessings, see what God has done! 😉

  3. Beautiful gifts! I totally agree… When I focus on HIS gifts, the green-eyed monster seems to fade into the distance.

  4. I just wrote about gratitude and counting blessings yesterday. Isn’t it crazy how easy it is to lose perspective? I hate that!

    1. it is crazy how quickly I get wrapped up in the “stuff” and forget the “gifts”!

  5. It’s been so uplifiting to meet you this month, Heidi! I honor your 31 day challenge –
    http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com/2012/10/31-days-of-awesome-relationships-day-31.html

    1. Linda,
      You have blessed me so very much this month. Thank you!!

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