Here’s a key: pulling someone else down will never make you rise higher. If you sow disrespect, you’re going to reap disrespect. If you sow rumors and stirring up trouble, you’re going to reap it. That will keep you from your destiny!
A much better approach is to celebrate those that are ahead. Let’s be people that celebrate success, that learn from those that are ahead, that honor people that have been blessed.
Colossians 3:15 says you should be thankful.
Verse 17 also talks about giving thanks to God. Colossians 4:2 says, “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving” (New King James Version). Give thanksgiving top priority in your life. It will protect you from envy or jealousy.
Give thanks in all circumstances. “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 New King James Version).
Philippians 4:6 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God” (New King James Version).
As you thank God, keep doing your best in your business, academics, ministry or any other pursuit. Put in your best as you run your own race, not another person’s race. The LORD shall crown your efforts with success.
Here is the summary: walk in agape love, God’s kind of love, towards others. This is a love that is mainly of the will, not of emotions. Love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10b).
If you are not born again, you need to give your life to Jesus now. I urge you to take the following steps: *Admit that you are a sinner and you cannot save yourself and repent of your sins. *Confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. *Renounce your past way of life – your relationship with the devil and his works. *Invite Jesus into your life. *As a mark of seriousness to mature in the faith, start attending a Bible-believing and Bible-teaching church. There they will teach you how to grow in the Kingdom of God.
Kindly say this prayer now:
O Lord God, I come unto You today. I know I am a sinner and I cannot save myself. I believe that Jesus is Your Word made flesh- Your Son, Who died on the cross to save me and resurrected the third day. I repent of my sins and confess Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I surrender my life to Jesus now and invite Him into my heart. By this prayer, I know I am saved. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me and making me a child of God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced. Esther 8:15
Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai. Esther 5:9
Then our mouth was filled with laughter
And our tongue with joyful shouting;
Then they said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm 126:2
The Lord has done great things for us;
We are glad. Psalm 126:3
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!
When the Lord restores His captive people,
Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.