This post is a part of Five Minute Friday, a writing flash mob that happens every week when writers are prompted by a single word to write for 5 minutes without any major editing. Just raw thoughts and emotions. You can find out more and/or join the party here.
Envy, jealousy, the green eyed monster: I think we’ve all probably struggled with it at one time or another. I could list the places I’ve struggled with the green eyed monster: in my relationships with friends, with boyfriends, in my parenting, in different jobs I’ve had over the years, in life in general and the newest place I have struggled with it, in the blogosphere. The green eyed monster will come in and take over your life if you let it. If you let it rein in one area of your life it will be that much easier for it to seep into other areas.
Our walks aren’t meant to look the same. I for one am glad we don’t lead cookie cutter lives. Do you know how much greatness we would miss out on if our lives were all the same? Don’t let the green eyed monster make you miss out on the greatness God is trying to pull out if you by focusing too long on someone else’s life. Shift your focus back to God and let Him order your steps. You’ll find the greatness that lives within you and the lives of others won’t seem so much better than your own.
This post is a part of my October write 31 days series. You can find the rest of the posts from this series here.