Jealousy can be a harmful characteristic if not controlled. Jealousy cannot disappear as it is apart of our Heavenly Father and so it was passed down to us.
For the Lord
your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord
your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
However, if it comes with bitterness and selfish ambitions, it is demonic. Jealousy is not a bad facet of human nature because surely, if something or someone is dear to you, you desire to protect to it. Accordingly, living creatures by nature are territorial and because of this fact, it is normal for jealousy to exist. The issue lies is when it is accompanied by bitterness and hate.
As stated, if jealousy is accompanied by bitterness and selfish ambitions, it can become detrimental even resulting in fatality. This is evident within the scriptures as from the beginning of creation, we see the relationship between two brothers (Cane & Abel) that resulted in death due to jealousy.
Below are 4 POWERFUL means to control jealousy.
Be confident in who you are!
Know who you are and understand that we are all apart of a bigger purpose and so we are all important in this journey called life. We need each other and with that in mind, have confidence in yourself that you are important as anyone else and you deserve to be treated equal with everyone else.
Remind yourself every chance you get that you are loved, you are not a mistake, you are blessed and you deserve to be treated accordingly. Use your mouth to speak your destiny into existence. Tell
yourself that you are beautiful and mean it. Yes, look yourself in the mirror ladies and gentlemen and remind yourself that you are worth it!
Let go of what you can’t control!
You are not God and because of this known fact, you have no right to control another person or envy of what they have, how they look and ultimately the life they live. Everyone was sent to run the race of life in their own lane. Focus therefore on the finish-line in your own lane and understand that what is for someone else can NEVER be for you!
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
Love is not necessarily something you feel. It is a conscious decision that you make everyday of your life. Give to others and mean it. God didn’t ask you to love, He instructed to do so because of the power it unleashes when you do.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.