Monday night I start crying in the car on the way home from a basketball game. My grandma is driving and I this is usually when we talk, but I felt like mush. After some time of tears, I finally told my grandma how I felt. I felt jealous of this girl who’s my age. The reason I was in tears is, because she has all this confidence, but I don’t. This made me jealous of her. I tried to stop myself from saying nasty things about her in my head, but it was hard. I was constantly bagging on her, the way she dressed, her attitude or how she looked; When really I felt super insecure. How would you deal with jealousy? Part of being a Christian is nonjudgmental no matter what your feelings are. I try my hardest to live that up, but it’s hard when feelings of jealousy get in the way. How could I deal with it? Are there any verse in the Bible that have ever helped you?
|December 3, 2014 at 17:57|
I struggled with this a lot too. Try to always remember that God made you beautiful! Anytime you hear that voice that you’re not adequate or even as confident as her, tell the chatterbox to back off and recite a bible verse! My favourite is “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” Psalm 139:19 Hope this helps! 🙂
|December 4, 2014 at 09:56|
I used to be jealous of this one girl in middle school who had everything: tons of friends, talent in every sport she played, good grades, confidence, style, grace, everything. I was so jealous I actually found myself FINDING things to hate about her just so I could say I didn’t like her. I realized that I was sinning, and I asked God to help me get through that problem. I suddenly realized… I can be just as confident as she can. I can speak louder and I can not let anyone talk me down. When I fall down, I can get up and laugh. I can talk to new people just like she can. I may not be the best at sports, but I’m striving and pushing myself every day. Now I just see her as a colleague and fellow classmate, not some hated idol.
|December 6, 2014 at 16:11|
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