Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame (Solomon 8:6).
Like the grave, jealousy has shows no favoritism. It targets all ages, social statuses, genders and walks of life. It’s grimy and causes us to act completely out of character. I heard someone say once, “Jealousy is the fear of losing something you believe is already yours.” That’s a complete lie from the enemy – a huge smokescreen. It’s not yours; it does not belong to you. This is one of the enemy’s most deceptive tricks – making you feel as if you’re losing out on success when, in fact, it was designed specifically for someone else for this particular time. Jealousy will go a step further and make you believe it’s someone else’s problem when it’s really yours. There is no life – no progress – when you walk in this spirit of jealousy. Jealousy keeps you stuck in time and prevents you from seeing miracles because it’s the byproduct of fear.
Jealousy is simply negative energy wrapped in insecurities. It’s a camouflage for the real issues. It’s an evil, crippling energy that robs us of our spiritual walk. Ask yourself the real question, “Why are you jealous?” Do you want more of what someone else has? Is it confidence you need? Self-esteem? A career? Maybe a husband or family? If so, you can have it all. In time. You see, God blesses all of us; sometimes we just have to wait our turn. While waiting, it’s important to take the time to praise others and celebrate with them. Sometimes, God is simply waiting for our hearts to get right. Addressing the heart issue is often the key to future favor. When jealousy is removed, life becomes full of peace, and you won’t remain in pieces.
Has this green-eyed serpent ever whispered in your ear? What did it say? What was your response? Jealousy will make you do all kinds of things in order to see others suffer – sometimes unto death. It is a destroyer of relationships and organizations. It has no boundaries and sees no kindness. This demon will destroy the very essence of a good thing if we allow it. We must be in unity rather than against one another. We need this reminder at times. As people of God (the body of Christ), we must come together as one.