I lost a old friend recently because of statements that was made. It broke my heart that I felt the need to walk away from a friend after so many years. I have come to realize if people are jealous and hurtful, they really dont have a place in your life. You have to pray for them and keep moving.
Well anyway....This has been on my heart lately because it wasnt something I did to end the relationship. It was something that I was blessed upon and then came the nasty comments. But I woke up this morning and this was echoing in my head.
"Dont be jealous of someone else's blessings. You will never know what God has in store for you. All jealousy does is block all those potential blessings."
Right then and there I felt better about taking a break from this friend. I believe that this friend even reads this blog from time to time. I will always love them but I had to set boundaries.
As for me, I was blocking my blessings as well. I cant feel bad about what the Lord gives me. What God has for me it is for me. I have to realize that I cant please everyone in my lifetime. I have to live according to his will. I have to appreciate all that he has given to me. If not, why should God even bother???