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A Spoonful of Sugar

“The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

– Proverbs 16:23,24

Many of us are very blessed by the Lord! In your heart, you acknowledge that on paper, you’re a winner. Outwardly, you have it all: your dream job, an amazing company, a full bank account, friends, and a healthy family and body. You know you are making progress in life, but at times, it feels like you’re losing. Can you confess that you feel that way sometimes? You’re achieving what you want to achieve, but somehow, it feels like you’re losing.

Let me suggest that you may have fallen into the number one trap that can ruin and spoil a perfectly successful life. The number one thought that causes this ruin is envy. But nobody likes to admit they’re envious or jealous. A better word to describe this is comparison. This activity is when we compare ourselves to someone with something we want. They have the clothes, the car, the house; they have the kind of spouse we want to be married to or the friends we would like to have; they go to the places we want to travel to; they have the education, the awards, the achievements we want to achieve, that’s envy. As a general rule, at times we all struggle with this.

Friend, you and I need a spoonful of sugar, don’t we? It will help the medicine go down and help us deal with the intrusion of comparison. When we compare our lives to others, it spoils the God-given victory. It is possible to be thankful for what God has blessed another with. Believe that our God respects everyone and blesses everyone and He can bless you with His exceeding and abundant blessings as well!

Prayer


Father, keep me from letting comparisons influence my actions and thoughts.

Reflection


Are you confident that God can bless you abundantly and exceedingly?

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