How many times you heard good news for someone and you were happy for them, but heard this little “what about me?” voice in your head? I know I am not the only one…. I would go home and think to myself “why was I questioning myself in the midst of someone else happiness?” If that’s you then I am going to show you 3 ways you can overcome those thoughts.
3. Practice being genuinely happy for them. Do the opposite of what is tugging in your heart. When someone else is in their winning season know that God is the shifter of all seasons and if you faint not, you will see your appointed season. One thing I’ve done when this feeling creeps up on me is I begin clapping louder to silence the comparison thoughts, I will think on good things like “God remembered Noah so he will remember me.” (Genesis 8:1) I also think about the trials the individual had to go through to get a “winning moment.” sometimes sis, the behind the scenes are not so pretty so to compare or feel envious toward somebody else is ridicule. Everyone has a prepared time. Wait on yours and be of good courage.
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Hope this was a blessing to you in some way and I pray the next time someone win you’ll be happy for them and mean it.