GET RID OF BITTER ENVY AND SELFISH AMBITION. Get rid of bitter envy and selfish ambition
James 3:16 (NIV) “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder
and every evil practice.”
Bitterness, envy and selfish ambition are probably some of the most self-demeaning words
one can describe yourself with – the reason being that you will always be the first to know
that you are suffering from these diseases.
Bitterness and resentment inevitably sets in when feeling aggrieved, misused and abused.
There will always be people around, even some that profess to love you, that will use
whichever means to deceive, mislead and embezzle you. Their outward appearance may
excite you, their words may bedazzle you, and their deeds may impress you.
However, when the revelation dawns that you have been taken crooked, that is when the
unbelief turns to bitter indignation. Then you struggle to contend with your pain, sense of
loss and agonizing effort to get back on your feet again.
Now, remember that revenge and retaliation is worldly and devilish. Should you go that
route, prepare for the unleashing of the infernal, evil and diabolical over your life.
Instead, turn to Jesus. He promises peace, a new lease of life and victory over the wicked. Get rid of bitter envy and selfish ambition.