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Proverbs 14:
30. A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life;
jealousy rots it away.
LB

It is amazing that the writer of Proverbs seems to be indicating here that the opposite of jealousy is a relaxed attitude to life!
That means that jealousy makes a person tense and up tight.

It might not normally occur to us humans as we rush around, living our busy lives, that a thing like jealousy could be causing the tension that is taking its toll on our bodies!

So what about you?
Are you allowing jealousy to rot your life away?
Looked at in this light, is maintaining your jealousy worth it in the long run?

Maybe we need to clarify the meaning of jealousy, so we can know what we must let go of.
Jealousy means:
   Showing extreme greed for material wealth
   Being painfully desirous of another person's advantages
   Being unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival.

Are any of these destructive motivators pushing you in a damaging direction?
Just remember that jealousy rots your life away.
It's just not worth it.

Ask the Lord to heal whatever in your inner person causes you to be jealous. Ask Him to help you to put jealousy behind you and learn to relax and trust in Him to give you what He has designed you to have.

Prayer:
Father, if there is any hint of jealousy in me, please bring it to my attention and teach me how to let it go.
My desire is to have a relaxed trusting attitude in You, as I walk with You through a long and satisfying life, where I receive everything You have designed me to have,
in Jesus' name,



There's a new thought here tomorrow.
See you then, God willing!





Psalm 107:
17 Some fools turned against God and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything, so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them, so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him. With joy they should tell what he has done.
(New Century Bible)




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Have you ever felt that
fate has dealt you a dirty hand in life?
Are there cycles of failure
in specific areas in your circumstances?
Do you sometimes feel cursed or blighted?

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