How to Overcome Jealousy as a Christian, How to Overcome Jealousy Biblically – How to stop being Jealous and Envious; How to Handle Jealousy Biblically; How to Overcome Jealousy in Friendship and in Life (10 Bible Verses & Scripture Quotes). How to stop being jealous of others? How to stop being envious of someone, your friend, others? How to stop being envious of friends, good people, and wicked people as well? How to overcome jealousy and envy in friendship and in life – as a Christian, and according to the Bible?
Find below an in depth Bible Study on Overcoming Jealousy and Envy: Join us as we explore 10 Biblical Lessons/Bible Verses that show us How to Overcome Jealousy as a Christian ~ i.e. How to stop being Jealous, Envious, Bitter, Resentful and Insecure. We explore How to Overcome Jealousy through the Bible – By God’s grace channeling the negative, painful, and destructive emotions of jealousy, envy, resentment, covetousness, bitterness, discontentment and insecurity into positive, peaceful and constructive emotions, to the glory of God.
See Also: Bible Verses about Jealousy and Envy
How to Overcome Jealousy Biblically, How to Overcome Jealousy as a Christian
(How to Overcome Jealousy through the Bible)
#1 of 10 How to stop being Jealous: An Attitude of Gratitude
Psalm 103:2, NLT Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
“Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done!” We all have SO much to be thankful for. When we focus on what we don’t have, we rob ourselves of the joy of enjoying our numerous blessings – everything we *do* have. So you can see why being envious of others is like shooting yourself in the foot. Be thankful for each and every gift – and please, don’t minimize your blessings! Guess what, you are actually living someone else’s dream. Someone else out there is praying for things you take for granted. So please, be thankful and ENJOY your blessings! 😀
See More: How to live a Joyful Life; Bible Verses about Counting your Blessings
#2 of 10 How to stop being Envious: An Attitude of Peace
Proverbs 14:30, NLT A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
Romans 14:19, NIV Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Colossians 3:15, NIV Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. See More: Living in Peace with Others; Bible Verses about Peacefulness
#3 of 10 How to stop being Jealous of someone: Inspiration and Diligence
Proverbs 22:29, KJV Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
We often don’t realize how much someone has put into something, the price they have paid, or maybe even continue to pay, for what they have. You see things on the surface and may assume they always have everything so easy. We are all on different journeys, and no matter how much we think we know, we often don’t truly know what people are facing in their private lives, what road they have traveled to get where they are, what lessons they have learned on the way, and what sacrifices they have made. Instead of being envious and bitter (which will certainly lead to pain), please allow the good things in the lives of others to be a positive inspiration to you. Let Inspiration and Diligence overtake Covetousness, Resentment & Bitterness. Let prayer, godliness, diligence and persistence be your constant companions. Ask God to give you wisdom, favor, and direction daily, so you can work hard and work smart – excelling in all you do, to the glory of God’s name.
#4 of 10 How to stop being Jealous of Your Friend: Be Happy for Others
When God blesses your friends and family members, please, be happy for them. Rejoice with them, and encourage them. Be there for them in their times of joy and celebration, just as you are there for them in their times of sorrow. That’s what friendship is all about, and a true friend would do the same for you. Don’t forget, God has enough blessings to go around for all of us! God’s blessings on others will not take away from His blessings for you. When we making a habit of rejoicing with others, we will always have a reason to rejoice!
Romans 12:15, NLT When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.
Proverbs 18:24, NLT There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.
Romans 15:5, NIV May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus. (Amen)
Bible Verses about Being Happy, Joyful, Cheerful; Bible Verses about Encouraging Others ;
Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn
#5 of 10 How to stop being Jealous of Others: Examine your heart and motives
What is the source of my joy? Does joy come from “stuff”, or from God? Whose approval do I seek? What is my motivation for wanting this thing that I so badly desire? Is it honoring God, enjoying the life He has blessed me with, and blessing others; or is it to show off to other people and get their approval? Am I compromising my faith in my quest to get this?
When we seek the approval of God above everyone else, He will lead us, guide us, and bless us in more ways than we can imagine. But if we seek the approval of others above God’s approval, we will never be satisfied. Even if we do get that thing that we painfully long for, we will soon find that it will not satisfy – it will not bring us lasting joy. May we always remember that we will only find true and lasting joy when we have the joy that comes from God! Amen.
Matthew 6:19, NIV Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Matthew 6:33, KJV Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Psalm 16:11, ESV You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
See Also: What Makes God Happy?
#6 of 10 How to stop being Envious of Others: An Attitude of Contentment
Hebrews 13:5, NIV Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
1 Timothy 6:6-7, NLT Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.
Luke 12:15 NLT Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
See More: Bible Verses about Contentment; Bible Verses about Being Thankful
#7 How to handle Jealousy Biblically: Never forget; God knows best!
There’s nothing wrong with wanting something good. In fact, God is delighted when we come to Him to ask for good things – Our heavenly Father loves to give us good things! (Luke 11:9-13). So yes, we should work and pray toward the good things we desire in life. However, we should not allow any desire overwhelm us to the point that we are convinced we know what’s best for us, and we’ve “got to have it at any cost.”
Sometimes, we may desire something that appears to be good, but it may actually not be good for us. An example of this can be found in 1 Samuel 8. The Israelites where in a less than ideal situation, due to the corruption of their current leaders (Samuel’s sons). They thought a king would be the perfect solution to their problems. God knew a king would not be the right thing for them at that point in time. They demanded a king, but God said no (through Samuel), and explained to them why a king would not be good for them. But they would not listen. They kept complaining and demanding a king, saying things like – “Other nations have kings, we want one too!” (1 Samuel 8:19-22).
So God allowed them to have King Saul, and as we know from later chapters, that story did not end well. Dear Friends, Let us learn from those who have come before us. Let us trust that our all knowing, all seeing and all loving God knows what’s best for us. We may be in a not so good situation that God wants to deliver us from, and we think we know exactly how this should be done. But instead of telling God what the solution is, let us humbly ask God to show us the right way to go. If we ask God for something and he says no or wait, let us trust that He knows best. Let us continue to work hard, pray hard, seek his will in all we do, and know that His timing is perfect – He will give us everything we need.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Bible Verses about Trusting God
Philippians 4:19, ESV And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
#8 of 10 How to deal with Jealousy Biblically: Go to God in Prayer
Ask God to change your heart, and help you to pray according to His will, so that you will be a blessing to others. Seek to do God’s will always, and always remember the Power of Prayer.
James 4:2-3, NIV You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
1 John 5:14, NIV This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
#9 of 10 How to Overcome Envy and Jealousy : Don’t worry about it, Trust God, he’s got this! 😀
When we envy others, it shows that we don’t trust God. What about when it seems wicked people are continually getting away with their actions? Instead of getting what they deserve, they seem to be having fun, and enjoying life and many good things? What are we to do in this case? The Bible says: Don’t worry about it! Leave all that to God. Our own focus should be seeking God above all else, pleasing God, and making sure we are in right relationship with Him, by His grace! We may not understand some things, but we can trust that God’s always got our best interests at heart. So please, trust God, he’s got this! Leave it all in His able hands.
Psalm 37:1-2, NLT Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
Psalm 37:5-6, NLT Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Psalm 37:7, NLT Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:8, NLT Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper – it only leads to harm.
Romans 12:21, ESV Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
#10 How to stop being jealous of someone: The Envy Busters => PRAYER & LOVE
Jealousy and Envy are clear signs that we are focusing on “ME” a little too much. When genuine love replaces self-centeredness, we are free of the shackles of envy and jealousy. Be intentional about praying for the well being and the success of others – yes, even those whom you find yourself envying. Pray for them even if your prayer feels insincere. Ask God to bless them and prosper them. Prayer changes us => LOVE will follow PRAYER, and envy is defeated!
Romans 13:8, ESV Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Romans 13:9, ESV For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”.
1 Corinthians 13:4, ESV Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.
Dear friends, if you are affected by jealousy and envy, please – call out to God. Ask God to help you cultivate the above constructive and positive emotions, to replace the destructive and negative cancer of jealousy and envy. Whenever you are tempted to be jealous of someone, PRAY for them! As you pray, God will fill your heart with LOVE, which drives envy out. Please remember – With God, all things are possible! So LOOK UP, always fixing your eyes on God. God wants to help us overcome all our struggles, including jealousy and envy. God is willing and able to channel all of our weaknesses/negativity into goodness and love, to the glory of His name and for the encouragement of others. Amen!
Colossians 3:2, ESV Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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