This is a follow-up on a few articles I wrote having to with jealousy, which included insecurities, and unforgiveness.
As with anything in life, there is always a foundation/beginning point where things starts. Therefore, consider the foundation for jealousy, insecurities and unforgiveness.
Most of our behavioral habits, including how we think, are learned behaviors. We are not born being jealousy or unforgiving.
Consider our behavior and thoughts. As children, we learn, rather by choice or observation, on how to develop these characteristics. These learned behaviors come from adults, TV and watching others acting out of jealousy, unforgiveness, and insecurities. What and whom we associated or affiliated with will affect us.
Consequently, the foundation for all these negative behaviors is SELF?
Here are some examples: He/she hurt me and I will never forgive them, I should have gotten that promotion not them, I want what they have? Who is this all about? SELF! We think a lot about self.
Self-absorption is found in the spirit of PRIDE and the definition for pride is an unduly high opinion of oneself, haughtiness and arrogance. Whereas, we have convinced ourselves that we are justified in how we feel and that is because of what others have done to us. However, do we ever stop and think about what we have done to someone else! Luke 6:37 NIV states: “Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven”.
Pride goes before destruction. We have the ability to make choices not based on feelings (they change constantly) but on what is right. We can choose to forgive, not condemned, not to covenant, or judge another person.
The foundation for counter acting all the above behaviors is LOVE and that is a choice. (Not the feeling kind of love but the love for a human being)
This is my own personal opinion. My journey has become lighter because, I have purposed in my mind/heart that I do not want to be burden down with being jealous, judging or in unforgiveness. God has blessings just for you and me. I want His blessings and His favor in my life.
Get on the journey of being free!
Remember: Forgiveness is not for the person who harm you but for you!