Jesus says don’t be jelly

Here are some notes on releasing yourself from being jealous and/or envious.  Wade Morris was a guest speaker at Overflow, Port City Community Church’s college ministry, and it was an awesomely convicting service.

1. Realize  you’re not God

– God is in control – you are not.

2. Realize you need God

– Come to terms that you really cannot run your life on your own; you’re still not in control.

3. Trust God

– Trust that God knows exactly what you need in life.  Also, trust that God is with you through sorrows and joys.

4. Delight in God.  

–  Sit down, set aside time to be quiet and talk to God (write in a journal, pray, etc.)  Sometimes the quietest moments is when He speaks the loudest.

5. Commit your life to God 

–  It’s one thing to talk the Christian talk but it’s another when you actually walk the Christian walk.

 

This bible passage was given to go along with these notes during the service:

Psalm 37: 1-9 :

1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers;
be not envious of wrongdoers!
2 For they will soon fade like the grass
and wither like the green herb.
 
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
 
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.
 
7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!
 
8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
9 For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
Two closing notes to tie it all up:
  • Envy & Jealousy come from not being completely satisfied with what God has provided for you.
  • Stop worrying about something that is going to come to pass anyway.
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