Ridding Self of Coveting (Part I)
Just wanted to stop by and encourage you with a very timely message. How many of you are tired of making the same mistakes over and over? How many of you no matter how far you have attempted to overcome with the steps you have taken that you go through the same season or the same trial repeatedly? How many of you are ready to overcome this?
I really believe that it is not coincidence that you continue to encounter the same areas you are having difficulty with. You are right where you need to be on purpose in the moment that you are in.
You may not always understand why you are in the season you are in and maybe thought you had previously done everything you were meant to do in order to overcome that chapter of your life. You may have been extra diligent, asked for wisdom, the direction, and the steps every second of every minute.
Do not start analyzing and beating yourself up for the moment thinking that things are not going right, so nothing in your life will ever go right again. These are coveting thoughts meant to destroy and sabotage the promotion you are being prepared to receive.
What is the definition of coveting you might ask? According to dictionary.com, covet means, ‘verb (used with object) 1. to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others:
to covet another’s property. 2. to wish for, especially eagerly: He won the prize they all coveted. verb (used without object) 3. to have an inordinate or wrongful desire.’
Lets take a further look at this. Let me ask you a few more questions to help you gain insight as to whether you are coveting or not. Are you someone that compares the success to that of others? Are you impatient when it comes to having results? Are you constantly wanting what others have to the point you obsess about wanting it or doing whatever it takes to achieve it by means of doing it all yourself? Are you unable to be happy for the results that others have secretly wishing it was yours (jealousy)?
My friends, if you are not content with what you have already been given and always wanting more to keep up with others, this is rooted in coveting and coveting is rooted in greed; the two go hand in hand. So what should you do about ridding thoughts of coveting? Stay tuned for our next post to learn more!