Quiet Down 

Sometimes God will use a situation where jealousy and envy rise up to sabotage your good day to work that very thing out of your life.

He can’t address it until it comes to the surface.

The heart that burns and the eyes the sting.

The thoughts that come unbidden and unwanted: 

“this isn’t fair”, 

“why not me?”

“who do I try?”

The discouragement that overwhelms your system and threatens to shut it down. 

“Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

This verse isn’t a command to stuff it down but rather pour it out in your prayer closet before God until there is nothing left. Until you have nothing left to say. Until you can see the lies separate from the truth and hear Your Father’s voice come through.

You live in a world of people and it is impossible to ignore them. You were made to interact with them and have healthy relationships with them. It is difficult to have healthy relationships with others when you don’t have a healthy relationship with yourself. Envy is an emotion and it isn’t good or bad.  It is an indicator, a gage of something that needs attention. What you do with that emotion and how you process it is what matters.

Your inner life impacts your outside life in every way. What fills your heart, mind and spirit matters.

Take time before God to honestly pour out what is going on inside of you and ask Him show you what the emotion is indicating. What is the belief behind it? Does it line up with His Word? 

When the emotion of jealousy or envy rise up like a fire consuming you, take your eyes off “them” (whoever triggered it) and find a safe place to get before Jesus. Pour it all out, this really isn’t about them but about you. Get to the place where you can quiet down and listen. To be silent and receive. To not worry or fret over others lives but fully trust God with your own. 

Don’t fret, trust. 

5 thoughts on “Quiet Down 

  1. Dmundy says:

    At first 2 lines I felt this wasn’t my problem but as I read on I realized I’ve got some praying to do.
    Thanks for your gentle reminder

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