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When we choose to get out of our victim mentality, our eyes are opened what God has for us

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Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:1-3

Key Verse: 1 Peter 2:1

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.

I am sitting outside my camper on this beautiful day enjoying all of God’s beauty! As I soak in all of His majesty and His creation, my eyes have sometimes gone to looking at all the other campers. A bad thing? Absolutely not, but it becomes a bad thing when I start to envy what they have and then suddenly become discontent with what I have. I really do love our little pop-up with no extras. I also really love to go camping by myself with a little two-man tent. Our camper is exactly what we need and want right now. But let’s face it, some of these other camper trailers sure would make camping easier.

Do you ever do that with your own life? It may not be a camper, because some of you probably cringe at the thought of camping. What about how your house looks, inside and out, or what about the vehicle you drive? There is a house in our subdivision that I call my envy house and I have to be cautious of where my mind goes. I have wanted to move for quite a few years. There are some things I honestly really hate about our house, but I was focused on those things so much that I was not enjoying what was in front of me. Someday we will move, but now is not God’s timing. I want the house He wants for us, not anything else, and when God says go. I sometimes like to think that I know best, but He knows the big picture, not me.

Let’s go beyond material things and ask ourselves if we have a resentful longing aroused by someone else’s qualities or luck. Do you look at other people and say “If only I could do that or be them.” God knows you inside and out. He created you in His image, and to be unique in a way that only you could do what He is asking you to do. It is said, “Just be you, everyone else is taken.” We sometimes ask “Why them and not me?” When we choose to get out of our victim mentality, our eyes are opened to how good God is and what He has for us. Be unique! Be content! Accept what is at the moment and allow God to do His work.

Heavenly Father, please give me an abundance of wisdom in making decisions with my money and possessions. Please convict me when I choose envy over content. Thank you for who you made me to be and please help me to be grateful with where I am at this moment. Amen.