Learn to celebrate other people’s successes. That way, envy will lose any grip it has on your heart.
Furthermore, I’ve found out that you attract whatever you sincerely celebrate.
Look at it like this: If you are asked to choose between going to where you are celebrated, and where you are hated, where would you prefer to go? Most likely, you will move into an environment where you are sincerely celebrated. It is only natural to gravitate towards someone who genuinely commends you.
In the same manner, success in another person’s life gravitates to the person who celebrates it. If out of envy, you don’t celebrate the success in someone’s life, you will definitely repel that same thing; it won’t happen in your life.
On the other hand, if you shun envy, and genuinely celebrate another person’s success as if it was your own, then that success will say, “I can hardly wait to get into this other person’s life.” That’s a simple rule for attracting success into your life. Don’t fight it out of envy; just celebrate it, even if it’s not happening to you at the moment.
I learnt this habit from my dad. He celebrates success, whether in his life or that of other people. Whenever you talk about success around him, you have his full attention. He enjoys hearing other people’s success stories. Such stories inspire him, and he often talks about them.
Learn to celebrate other peoples’ successes, that is how you attract them to yourself. And as a matter of fact, that is how you stop envy from sinking its cruel clutches into your heart.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
Heavenly Father, please help me to celebrate other people’s successes. Keep me from the sin of envy, in Jesus’ name.