Last night’s bible study class had to do with covetnousmess and trying to define it was hard. I think it’s wanting what others have , not being happy for them that they have things, and not appreciating what we ourselves have. I admit i have coveted before and although I’m not proud of it, I’m a work in progress and i’m trying not to covet. As i write about constantly, I am looking for a new job. When I hear that someone has found a new job, am I happy for them or am i jealous and angry. If the latter, then I’m coveting their job. Well, This is what I need to work on because indeed I covet their job. What i should be doing is being grateful i have a job now that gives me the freedom to look for something else with less fear than if I didn’t have a job. I should be grateful I have a job where i get paid, have benefits, etc. There is nothing wrong with my wanting a new job, but it IS wrong to covet. If someone gets a job , then I need to be happy for them and wish them luck, so that’s my lesson to myself today. I am going to be more grateful for what I have and not covet thy neighbor’s job…or anything for that matter. Also, it’s good for me to write 5 things a day to be grateful for so I see that i might have things that others wish they had, thus I start to realize just how much I have. I truly am blessed and if my only complaint is a boring job where I’m unhappy, i am lucky. I have so much good and i shouldn’t covet anyone’s anything.
- Don’t covet the other fellow’s job if you are not prepared to accept the responsibility that goes with it (shadowkissedkitty.wordpress.com)