Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jealousy Part 2

How can we control jealousy? We can only control it with ourselves. We have no control over others or how they act. Unless of course, we are flaunting things we do or bragging about something. Again those things are in our control. Jealousy can rip us up inside. It can breed and multiply into many more troubles, if we allow it to take control in our life.

Antonyms for jealousy are contentment, happiness, pleasure, satisfaction. One of the antonyms is contentment.. How can we have contentment?

Ways to conquer/get rid of jealousy - Contentment

Content with what you have
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippines 4:11

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

Only seek to please Him
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 

Negative associations – break ties with
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. Proverbs 29:22 

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Proverbs 22:24 

Treat others the way you want to be treated
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. Luke 6:31 

He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. Proverbs 16:20 

Enjoy life in Christ
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 

Negative thoughts – eliminate them
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 

Tenderhearted toward others
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 

Memorize scripture to help you not be jealous
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 

Expectation in God alone
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5

Not leaning on our own understanding
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Take pleasure in knowing God’s love
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19 

All jealousy must be strangled in its birth, or time will soon make it strong enough to overcome the truth. ~ Sir William Davenant

Happiness consists in being perfectly satisfied with what we have got and with what we haven’t got. ~ Unknown

It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are. ~ Sir James Mackintosh

Above all, pray, pray, pray and ask the Lord to show you what to do and what to say or what not to do and what not to say. Sometimes (maybe most of the time) we need to be quiet and watch God work it out.

Have a blessed day, 

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