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What We Want When We Want It

by Tereciah on January 14, 2013

Faces of Envy

Let me just go ahead and say it, sometimes we want what we want, when we want it.

As a Kingdom Entrepreneur and someone striving to live your inner calling the most surefire way to feel unsatisfied and envious of others is to compare yourself to what they are doing or have done.

Many times you may not understand why it’s taking so long to see the results of the seeds you have sown.  You’ve worked hard, you’ve invested in yourself, and you’ve even prayed and fasted a time or two!  But you may not be seeing results like you wish.  Does it mean you are doing something wrong or you don’t know the right people?  No, not necessarily. There is a time for everything.

Jealousy and envy are very close cousins; some can say they are even one and the same.  One is just more intense than the other. However, those two words can be the root of much dissatisfaction in a person’s life.

Woman Jealous

Instead of being jealous or envious, be happy for them.  Why? Because it’s a testament of what God is doing for those who serve Him.
Here’s a tidbit for those of you that may be feeling this way. You don’t know what they’ve had to endure to get where they’re at.  You don’t know how much cleaning and purging and deliverance had to be done.  You don’t know the many long nights, the sacrifices or the pain they had to endure to be where they are, and you may not know how long they have been working behind the scenes.

Yes, you are qualified, smart, creative, a hard worker and you are putting action where your faith is, just like they are. But are you ready?  You may think you are but only God knows.  Perhaps God knew they were able to handle what He had in store for them, that’s why He has allowed them to be where they are.  

As you travel this journey of living your life on purpose, you go from level to level; one transition to another.  If you are truly desiring to be all God says you can be and live it, then you have to know He has no desire to place you out on the world stage with flaws within you.  If you are to truly make an impact then you must allow God to elevate you when the time is right. When you compare yourself to what others are doing you allow the adversary to come in and play havoc on your heart and mind. Seeds of dissatisfaction starts to breed which can lead to you doubting God or stopping your assignment altogether.  When you doubt, you stall, you become stuck.  Jealousy and envy can lead to your calling becoming tainted with sin.  You no longer heed to God’s will but to your flesh – your desire to be like others.

God has called you for a specific purpose and if you continue to follow in the path He has lain out before you, then your time to shine will come.
I hate to tell you this, but it truly is a process.  You cannot get to where you want to be without some bumps, scrapes, and mishaps.  Along the way there are lessons to learn, lessons that isn’t learned until you actually go through them.

I’m not sure who this is for or why I felt the need to write it, but if it’s for you, then remember this word: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.  “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”  If you will trust in Him with your whole heart [even when you don’t understand and you think life isn’t fair] and lean not to what you think you know, because His thoughts are higher than yours.  If you acknowledge Him in all that you do, and if you remind Him of His promises in His word, He will accomplish in your life what He has promised because He is not like man that He should tell a lies. Every word He has spoken over you will not come back void to Him but will accomplish what He has sent it to do.

So be of good courage. Strengthen your resolve. Stand fast and keep the faith.  Remember what you want when you want it, isn’t always what you think you need!

Be Blessed!

©Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

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