How about envy? That’s another big stump that’s got a lot of us. Envy. The Bible calls it the evil eye of envy. Envy says, “I want her car, her figure, his portfolio, that house.” It’s the evil eye of envy. Envy. People say, “Well, he’s green with envy. She’s green with envy.” Envy will mess you up.
Envy begins where your income ends. Envy begins where my income ends. You got that? Envy. Could that be that stump that’s impaling you? God wants to push you along the wake of life; he wants you to cruise. But envy is keeping you where you are.
Proverbs 14:30 comments about envy: “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”
How about lust? Lust is a stump that has a lot of people impaled. Lust is a God-given desire—sex—that’s gone haywire. It is using a God-given gift in a God-forbidden way. It’s taking sex out of context.
Sex is for the marriage bed—one man, one woman in the covenant of marriage. But we take it out, and then we have lust. And a lot of people are eaten alive with lust. And it’s ruining your marriage, it’s ruining your occupation, it’s ruining how you see the opposite sex or maybe for some, the same sex. Lust. Look at the Holy Spirit of God whose saying, “Okay, that’s a stump that has you impaled.”© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: C3 Global PR