CONFESSION: I have been hit so seriously by the silly spirit of envy in recent timesâ¦ so much so that I literally hear the Spirit call my name over and over again as I scroll through posts on Instagram or Facebook.
And envy comes so subtly in the words ofâ¦
See just what sheâs doingâ¦
How far she has goneâ¦
And hope you have heard that I added a bit of weight recently?
So also I hear, see her body, and see where you still dey?
Or why donât I get as much comments on my blog? Maybe I am doing something wrong?
And if you happen to be sitting close to me when I am online and you hear me saying âGod forbidâ
with all seriousness, I probably just heard a thought in my mind saying, âsee the number of her likes
on her postsâ¦â and I am just rebuking suchÂ sillyÂ thoughts.
I am so thankful that my Spirit rejects such thoughts before they even take root in my mind.
And then back to the Holy Spiritâ¦ I am telling you guys the truth, I literally hear that still small voice we are all so familiar with, calling my name and reminding me that I am on my personal lane with Him and Him alone.
It happens almost every time I am on instagram.
Immediately I start scrolling down on posts, He starts with the warnings:
Frances, you are on your own lane with God, your own lane,
Frances stay on your lane â your own lane â your lane â on what I have specifically called you to do in this day and season.
So imagine scrolling through instagram posts while hearing that continuallyâ¦ Thatâs what I have been going through for the past week.
And thatâs how God has been helping me to shut the door against envy for the past week.
But I do wonder about everyone else thoughâ¦
We live in a world that is so visual, it is a serious problem to find your space in that picture that hits you everywhere you turn.
It basically takes someone who is fixed in God not to be drawn into the rat race that is called the spirit of envy when you scroll through other peopleâs lives.
We must have a filter that sieves out those silly thoughts that we get from scrolling through other peopleâs lives otherwise we would be in a serious problem that we canât bail ourselves from.
The problem of competing with othersâ¦.
The problem of depressionâ¦
The problem of losing sight of the path that God has placed us in while we run anotherâs track.
Because everything envy is garnered to do is to make you lose sight of Godâs work in your life while you focus on anotherâs path that is basically irrelevant to yours.
And this problem builds up subtly from the tiny thoughts of envy that you do nothing to stop and allow to have leeway in your heart till the thoughts are no longer tiny, they scream at you with all their might and you allow them beat you to death.
So the solution for this is pretty simple.
Let the Holy Spirit be your filter even as you use social media every day.Let the Holy Spirit be your filter even as you use social media every day. Click To Tweet
Envy is not of God.
Love and unity in the recognition that we are one body in God is what is of God.
So let the Spirit help you cast down stupid thoughts that do not align with the thoughts and words of God.
âWe are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do.
We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.â
This is a war you know?
And the biggest battle you are facing is one in your mind and if you donât yet know that, then you will basically let satan win you over and over again and that shouldn’t be.
We have weapons listed in Ephesians 6 and the one thatâs so effective for this battle against envy is the word of God.
What the Spirit will bring to your remembrance when you are hit by thoughts of envy is the word of God.
So oh lady and guy, we need to store up!
All in all, do not allow yourself to get sucked up into this subtle game of envy satan is playing on social media.All in all, do not allow yourself to get sucked up into this subtle game of envy satan is playing on social media. Click To Tweet
Social media is awesome but if you donât allow the Spirit to be your filter, you will fall off of your path and start walking on the path of another and even if you run on anotherâs path, you are still getting nowhere because itâs such a waste of time.
The Holy Spirit has been helping me in this battle against envy.
I hope you listen to His voice and let Him help you too.
Have a week wrapped in Christ Jesus and remember, today is a good day to become progressively like Jesus Christ.
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