Wednesday, September 1, 2010

When...Then What?

When a few of your dearest friends don't get your calling;

When someone you love is jealous of your success;

When you are jealous of others' successes;

When everything your spouse does annoys you;


What helps? I need some answers, folks.


  1. I haven't been able to sleep, I've got so much rolling around in my head.

    The only, I mean ONLY thing that has helped is prayer.

    And I can relate to some of what you listed.

    He will guide you through.
    Sending love,

  2. A movie. It is a two hour release from reality that I have always enjoyed! :O)

  3. Thanks, dear friends. I will do both.

    We watched "You can't take it with you" last night. Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore. Wow. I love the old ones that grab my heart and give me hope.

  4. Oh, dear one. Our Christ told us, "In this world you will have trouble. But fear not, I have overcome the world."

    Sometimes all that can be done is focus on the Next World, His Kingdom. And let Him carry you.

    Love you,

  5. Lots and lots of prayer and then tell yourself to move on:) My husband is the kind of person who worries about things that are out of his control. Some of what you listed, you can do nothing about. Just be you:))

  6. Oh Jen, tons of prayer! I find myself in this place more than I like.

    He will give you perfect peace, just keep your mind stayed on Him:)

  7. There was someone I used to be jealous of but praying for her helped. Not praying she'd change, but actually praying good things for her.
    About the spouse thing, I'm still working on that. *grin*

  8. When I feel those things, I just muddle through. Sometimes we're in a yucky feeling phase, but it never lasts. It's helpful knowing whatever you're feeling isn't permanent!

  9. I pray, I get in the Word, and find a scripture to hang onto. I also hold fast to what I know I'm called to do no matter what others might say.

    Another thing that helps for some of these things is for me to remember that it isn't all about me. Been pondering how much 'self' I have, and how much still needs to die out so I can move on. Trusting the Lord of wisdom and grace in this and other areas. Will be trusting, too, that you have all the wisdom you need too.
    Blessings and hugs,

  10. I've learned that people and situations around me don't often change much, so I either have to deal with them or change my own expectations. I pour my heart out into my daily journal, then submerge myself in prayer. After that, I paste on a smile and move on, trusting that God will make whatever changes He deems best, whether they're in me or in others around me.

    I know you trust him, too, and I pray he'll be easing your burdens soon.

  11. Hi Jen -

    For those who don't understand my calling, I avoid talking about it with them and pray for them.

    When I'm tempted with jealousy, I remind myself that God has a unique plan for me. Again, I pray for them and for me.

    When someone is jealous of me, there's not much I can do except love them and pray.

    The spouse one doesn't apply to me.

    Susan :)

  12. I like all the above comments. I know we should stay true to what God has placed in front of us and our gifts. We need to give grace and humility when misunderstood. And fight down any jealousy of others. "Do unto others..."

    Hey, easy to say, right? But with God...

  13. A Biiiig mug of hot flavoured milk! :D

  14. Pray, Pray and pray some more. God will show you the proper response to this.


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