Do you ever wonder why your friend or acquaintance, or even co-worker all of a sudden has an attitude, or won’t even acknowledge your existence? Well, I’m here to say that they must be ‘green with envy’.
Sad, I must say, that most people who act this way probably don’t know much about you.
When I was a young girl this really used to bother me. I even see it with my 9 year old daughter. She gets so upset when a girl says something about her cute new haircut or her clothing. She thinks the girl absolutely hates her. I have tried to explain to her about envy and that it’s not a good characteristic to be envious of others.
As I’ve gained a little more wisdom as I’ve gotten older, I’m happy to say that I don’t find myself envious of others but have been the victim of the green eyed monster (envy, jealousy, same difference).
I know a couple of relatives who simply cannot stand my family. They don’t like my husband, me, or my kids. They won’t speak to us, have belittled my children and parenting style, and finally I have chalked it up to envy. Envy usually arises because you lack what someone else has. And in our instance, it must be because of our family life. They have a broken family with few values and less than ideal priorities. Although we are not perfect, nor do we believe we are better than them, we do try to exemplify a life of values that exemplify Godly values.
So, if you are finding yourself ‘green with envy’, ask yourself, what am I envious of and and how can I overcome it. Maybe it is your problem and not theirs. Then your perspective might change.
Just remember, whatever the circumstance, ‘This Is The Life’!