When we are envious, we are in a losing battle with God.
Matthew 20:15-16 (GNT) Don't I have the right to do as I wish with my own money? Or are you jealous because I am generous?’” And Jesus concluded, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”
In God’s powerful hands, I will always believe that I am a work in progress.
And the man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer." Genesis 37:17-19 (ESV)
Decide to prioritize God’s purpose and have the courage to say ‘no or wait’ to other things.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (MSG) “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
Goal setting is your spiritual responsibility so you can grow through life not by default but by God’s great design. Success is being found faithful by God - being and doing.
"Brothers and sisters, I know that I still have a long way to go. But there is one thing I do: I forget what is in the past and try as hard as I can to reach the goal before me. I keep running hard toward the finish line to get the prize that is mine because God has called me through Christ Jesus to life up there in heaven. " Philippians 3:13-14 (ERV)