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Love Does Not Envy

Posted by justinbrownlee on October 18th, 2016 at 11:07 am

Love does not ENVY.
I can sometimes look at someone and wish I had what they have. Talent, possessions, position, family and more can cause me to become envious.

chris-paintingChris is a Liberty University student who has worked with me for the last three summers. He has more talent, drive, and experience than I had when I was his age. It’s easy to look at him and “wish” I had what he has. But just like everyone else, he has his own struggles.

No one is perfect. I’ve heard before that we often compare ourselves to other people’s highlight reels. Meaning that we compare our worst (what we know best) to other people’s best (only what we can see).

 

“We often compare ourselves to other people’s highlight reels”

I was challenged with this thought today: “If we get hung up on comparing our success (or lack of success) to the success of others, we tend to pull people down to our level instead of being encouraged by what they’re doing and allowing it to produce a healthy drive in us.”

I’m thankful to be a small part of Chris’ journey and look forward to see what happens next.

This is from a series of posts I made on Facebook during the summer of 2016.

 

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