Most people on earth want something more than what they currently have, and that’s perfectly fine. Everyone should have aspirations. That way, people are always driven and working toward something. The only time a person’s wants becomes a problem is when his/her eyes are set on what someone else has.
This is referred to as envy. Envy is defined, by Webster’s dictionary as “painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage.” In order to experience envy, one must be in a negative headspace. Envy doesn’t allow you to be satisfied with your life and your situation. Did you know that negative feelings, words, and thoughts lead to physical illness?
Studies have shown how negative words and thoughts affect water crystals versus how positive words affect them. When negative thoughts and words were concentrated on the water crystals, the form changed to be ugly and dark. When positive thoughts and words were concentrated on the water crystals, the form shaped beautiful and intricately detailed designs. Check out that video here.
According to the bible, your regular thoughts and words are an indication of what is in your heart (Matthew 15:18). The things that you speak and think are a direct result of the condition of your heart. This is why it is important to have a sound heart. Webster’s dictionary defines sound as “in good condition : solid and strong.” Your heart should be healthy, not just physically, but spiritually. When your heart is in good condition, it translates throughout your body. In fact, the scriptures tell us that a sound heart gives us life.
This week’s Wisdom Wednesday lesson is all about having a sound heart versus being envious of others. Our lesson comes from Proverbs 14:30. The scripture reads, “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.” Watch this week’s episode of Wisdom Wednesday, and learn why it is important to be satisfied.
1 Corinthians 3:1
1 Peter 2:1