Do not wear the garment of ENVY, it is too long……
Envy defined - a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck. "She felt a twinge of envy for the people on board.”
“For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work.” James 3:16
“Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.” Galatians 5:26
As we see from our above definition, practicing or allowing such spirit to take control of our heart would be dangerous for our Christian walk. We were created to glorify our Heavenly Father in all actions, thoughts as well as practices. Therefore, allowing this spirit to take control of us would not model what pleases Him.
The goal for the believer is to model Matthew 6:33; “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” If we seek the kingdom first, God would add all other things to our lives. Seeking God first will eliminate this work of the flesh-envy. When we are devoid of God, we gratify the lust of the flesh. At this point, we will desire what belongs to someone else. Paul wrote to the Galatians and said; “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).”
“Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another (Galatians 5:26).” Again the Apostle Paul admonishes the Church at Galatia to stay away from envying one another. God is a big God! He has enough to share with everyone, and there is no need for us to desire what another person has. His name is El-Shaddai -God Almighty. “The earth is the LORD'S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein (Psalm 24:1).”
God’s love for us is enough to help us in a closer walk with Him. Envy is not something that develops over night; however, it is a spirit that lurks around and take captive of our heart in a progressive way. We must kill the flame of this fleshy attribute with the washing of the water of God’s word.
Don’t wear this garment; it is too long and it will trip us up from achieving our purpose and walking in destiny. It does not match the garment of thanksgiving!