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Bless Those Who Have What You Want

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

– 2 Corinthians 9:8

According to research, the feelings of resentment we all experience in life do not come from parts of the mind that deal with anger or justice. These feelings would appear to be what drives resentment, but this is not the case. Resentment arises from envy. The feeling of envy stems from dissatisfaction or ill will toward another’s advantages or possessions. If you have feelings of resentment towards someone, it’s very likely that they have something that you need or desperately desire. 

If you get upset at your spouse or roommate for being lazy, maybe there’s a part of you that needs rest. If you envy someone who’s wealthy, it could be that you need more financial means in your life. If you resent the powerful, it may stem from you feeling powerless or a lack of control over your life. If you have difficulty making friends or you feel uninvited, you may resent people who are popular. It’s easy to fix this: Just label it and bless those who have what you want. Be grateful and pray for those who have what you desire! 

Friend, there is no better approach to life than to bless others rather than to harbor resentment towards them. The best part is it’s easy to do! Can any of us claim to be perfect? It is impossible for anyone to be without faults. Whenever we are resentful of someone, we also tend to magnify their flaws. Choose to be around them if they are good and healthy people. Pray for them, ask the Lord to give them even more blessings, and watch God bless them and bless you as well! 

Prayer


Father, help me to bless and pray for those who have what I desire.

Reflection


Is it your habit to bless others rather than to be resentful?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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