Joy is priceless!

Jealousy + Selfishness = Joylessness and Confusion!

Sometimes talking about a challenge we may be experiencing or have witnessed with others just makes it worse! Always check the spirit man first to ensure that the feelings we are experiencing are not based on jealousy and or selfish ambition. Make sure that our heart – motives- are pure. If jealousy lies at the center of the problem pray in earnest. If jealousy is not at the core of the issue, then know that the cross is where the answer to the problem lies!

If jealousy lies at the center of the issue pray in earnest that our Heavenly Father removes it. If discussing the issue is going to make it worse, offend someone to the point where they are so angry with us that we feel tainted then take it to the cross where the answer to the problem lies! Subsequently, if discussing it will bring about awareness we must ask the Lord to temper our words and give us the right words to say in the situation because it really isn’t about us. It is about finding a solution for a problem that may be affecting the body of Christ, but the others won’t talk about because [add your own tag to the rest of this sentence].

Here is the caveat, if the problem is discussed and a solution is not provided – LET IT GO! When we don’t let things go, they fester inside of us and become putrefying spiritual sores that rob us of our joy. However, it is not only our joy that is being diminished. Everyone around us will be infected with the leprosy of jealousy, the cancer of selfish ambition and it will diminish the joy of the body of Christ because our sin affects the entire body.  Rely on the cross to heal the breach. Jealousy is a serious challenge because it lies buried until it explodes.

Rely on the cross to heal the breach. Jealousy is a serious challenge because it lies buried until it explodes. Allow the Cross to root it out with the purify radiation of the Holy Spirit. We must rely on the cross to heal our hearts. 99.9% of the time there is nothing that a human being can do about a human problem – we must believe and receive that all solutions to all problems come from God.   I have to remind myself of that all the time. Believe in the power of the cross and the healing that it brings to all issues.

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