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You’re Not the Boss of Me - Envy
Envy brings arrogance when we’re winning and discouragement when we’re not. It robs us of contentment and causes us to feel like — as an ancient king put it — we’re chasing after the wind.
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  • Wiregrass Church
    900 W Main St, Dothan, AL 36301, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM
The great thing about Instagram is that it is a constant reminder that there really is no win in comparison.
What comes out of your mouth puts you at odds with God when it puts you at odds with other people.
If you hurt people God loves, you set yourself up to be at odds with God.
Our words and our deeds actually reflect, "what is in us."
“I didn't mean to say that!"
"I didn't mean to do that!"
"I'm not sure where that came from!"
These things come from our hearts.
Envy leaves us competing with people that don't even know there's a competition.
Envy is not a problem to solve.
It's a tension to manage.
“That’s chasing the wind.”
“I don't chase the wind.”
Tranquility is satisfaction. It's contentment.
Less is more when it leads to contentment.
Anything that stirs up discontentment, just remove it out of your life.
“For whom am I toiling…
Ecclesiastes 4:8 NIV
You'll never experience God's purpose for your life while distracted by God's purpose for someone else.
To find the race that God has called you to run and to find the lane that you were to run in … is so extraordinarily liberating. It allows you to work harder with more peace.
You cannot compete or compare your way to peace.
You can’t win by chasing the wind.
You can’t win by chasing the wind.
Look to others for inspiration, not imitation.
You can’t win by chasing the wind.
“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.” | Jordan Peterson - 12 Rules for Life.
You can’t win by chasing the wind.
Count your blessings, not your neighbor’s.
You'll never experience your life to the full until you focus on the life that's right in front of you.
When tempted to compare, stop and declare:
Envy, you are not the boss of me!
I will not chase the wind.
Don't compare yourself to one another.
Love one another.
Envy always gets in the way of love.
If you do what's meaningless for too long, your life becomes meaningless … because the way you find meaning is by becoming a means to an end that's not you.
Jesus will make your life better. And unlike envy, He will make you better at life.

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