Are you green with envy?

It’s that time of the year again with lots of holiday snaps appearing of Facebook. It may be natural to feel envious, but that doesn’t mean it is healthy and good for us. In what other way can we respond to when we see our friends holidaying in places we would like to be?

Honest about my faith

envy yodaAs I look through my Facebook feed there are more and more of my friend’s holiday pictures appearing each day.

How do you feel when you see people’s holiday pictures?

When you see someone pictured somewhere you have always wanted to go or doing things that you have always wanted to do, it’s natural to feel envious. The trouble with envy though is that it is destructive, because if we feel envious of what someone else has it will rob us of any joy that we might be feeling where we are in life.

You see, envy will lead us to believe that we can never be happy unless we have what someone else has. This is especially destructive if we cannot have that thing or holiday because in those circumstances, envy will make us miserable.

Tracey and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and we had a few days away whilst my mother in law looked after our children…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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2 Responses to Are you green with envy?

  1. judith champion says:

    Hi Graham, Having read your post today ( thank you!) I thought you might like this :

    Keep up the good work, your blog is so much appreciated! Blessings Judith C (From Bagley!)

    Sent from my iPad

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