00:00 – Introductions
1:20: – WHAT ARE THE DEFINITIONS OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY?
-ENVY WANTS WHAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS.
-JEALOUSY IS A FEAR THAT ANOTHER PERSON WILL TAKE AWAY WHAT IS YOURS.
-Both are self-centered, unloving, and destructive emotional problems
2:05 – WHAT CAUSES ENVY AND JEALOUSY? Pride, comparing yourself to others, putting too much value on worldly success
3:46 – WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ENVY AND JEALOUSY? Disappointment with God’s provision, lack of contentment, resentment toward another’s success, hatred
5:32 – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOD’S JEALOUSY AND HUMAN JEALOUSY?
-God is the creator and owner of everything.
-His creations should worship and serve him alone.
-God is right to be jealous when his people worship idols instead of giving him the worship that belongs to Him alone.
7:08 – ENVY IS ULTIMATELY A REBELLION AGAINST GOD’S PROVISION AND THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE.
-Love rejoices over the good of another (Luke 12:15)
-Envy can be overcome by choosing to celebrate another person’s good fortune and speaking of their good qualities.
8:36 – OVERCOMING ENVY AND JEALOUSY MEANS TRANSFORMING YOUR MIND.
– By “putting off” envy or jealousy…
-And “putting on” satisfaction with God’s provisions for your life.
9:55 – Remember: “Even the people that have something you want want something too!”
12:18 – THREE STEPS TO OVERCOME ENVY OR JEALOUSY:
1. LOVE: UNDERSTANDING GOD’S LOVE FOR US
-Scripture helps us understand that God loves us, so we don’t need to seek love in other things.
14:39 – 2. CONTENTMENT
If you are not content, you are questioning the sovereignty of God.
DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF GRATITUDE AND WORSHIP
-Remind yourself of who you are in God’s family.
-Acknowledge your blessings daily.
16:59 – 3. LOVE: LOVE OTHERS AS GOD LOVES YOU
-Focus less on yourself by serving others
-Godly love rejoices when others are blessed, leaving no space for envy.
-Pray for God’s blessing to be poured out on the person whom you envy!
18:24 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? PRAY FOR SOMEONE WHO YOU ARE JEALOUS OF! And see how God uses that to start changing your heart toward them.
19:37 – Thank you and wrap up.