I have mentioned in a previous post, my wonderful friend and neighbor, who is currently preparing to marry again. (You can find that post if you search for Sisters)We have been friends off and on since I moved into my house.
Throughout our friendship we have been candid and honest with each other. One of the difficulties that my friend has is that some of her friends become jealous of her.
I can understand why they would have that tendency. This lady is beautiful, full of energy and she lights up a room when she enters it. She is also very intelligent and successful and has such a sweet and compassionate spirit she exudes the love of God in her speech and demeanor.
When I found out that she was getting married again, I heard someone knocking at the door of my heart. It was jealousy saying, “Wow, she is getting married again? She hasn’t even been a single mom for that long. You have been a single mom for 17 long years and where is your mate? God must love her a lot more than He loves you. Just saying…”
I heard the knock but I didn’t open the door to jealousy. I knew that according to Proverbs 27:4 jealousy is a dangerous thing to let in your heart. I locked that door and turned away from those thoughts.
As I turned away from that door I walked straight to the door of joy and gratefulness. I threw it open and had a party with God, celebrating in the joy of a friend finding her soul mate.
I have basked in the presence of these two together and it is just pure fun. This man is an answer to many of my prayers for my friend, so what cause would I have to be jealous?
I was rejoicing with God again this morning as I prayed for God to make their honeymoon a cherished memory. I will be going to their wedding in a couple of weeks and just the thought of that event gives me joy.
If something wonderful happens to someone else and it is something you wished to have happen to you, lock the door to jealousy and spring open the door to joy. You will be amazed at how much better joy feels than the feelings of jealousy.