Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pursuing Love-No Room For Jealousy

There should be no room at all in your marriage for any jealousy. They call jealousy the green monster for a reason, it is totally toxic. It will poison your marriage, and cause it to slowly start dying. As a matter of fact, jealousy should not be in your life at all, it hurts everything it connects with. Here are some of the questions for this week:•Do I rejoice with those who rejoice? Yes, I do. I feel joy is something that is very contagious, and needs to be shared. When others are happy, that makes me happy.
•Do I rejoice when others receive blessings, and benefits that I have not received?
Yes, we all have our times of blessings and benefits. They just arrive at different times, under various circumstances.
•How do you respond when your husband gets attention, or honor, or praise, that you know, because you live with them, they really don’t deserve? I do not have the right to say whether he is deserving or not, that is only for God to decide.

23 comments:

Peggy said...

AMEN Denise! No room for jealousy.
Love your answers! Love you, sis!
Still praying & believing!

(((big hugs)))
Peggy
P.S. I'm just a little jealous that you & Lovebug have such a wonderful relationship and love! (not green though)...everyone should be so fortunate! You both have been through so much that you both deserve the BEST & all that God pour over you, on you & through you. All of us that visit receive the blessing of seeing your love!

Andrea said...

I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write and a prayer button.
Thanks, andrea

Lea said...

Yall have a great marriage... it's a true blessing. LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!

Debra Kaye said...

Denise,

You are so right on your take on jealousy...it is toxic!!

Love you sweet sis. Praying for you and lovebug!

rcubes said...

Jealousy is not a fun thing! It destroys everything in its path. Great reminder. Praying for you always. Blessings.

Pia said...

God bless you and eddie with more love and togetherness. you are so blessed!

Joan said...

Great post Denise. So true there is no room for jealousy or envy.

Sorry I haven't visited your blog in a few days. (I'm still catching up from being without electricity for two days due to the snowfall).

Still praying for you and "Lovebug"

Blessings,
Joan

eph2810 said...

I totally agree with you, Denise. I really like what you said about blessings - they arrive at different times :)

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on jealousy.

Love & peace,
Iris

Alicia said...

I'm so thankful that we do not have jealousy in our marriage. It all boils down to trust.

Just Be Real said...

Amen! Blessings!

Kim said...

I was just reading about this. The only jealousy that is "okay" is God's... he is a "jealous God"... in other words He DOES deserve all our praise and all honor and all glory. Beyond that jealousy should just not be a part of our daily lives. Thank you for such an excellent reminder!
Blessings, Kim

luvmy4sons said...

What a timely post. I just finished reading a book: Blessing Your Husband by Debra Evans. So awesome. Jealousy is not my problem, but returning blessings when my husband shows forth his sinfulness(as we all do) trying not to control his actions so that he does just what I think he should...well, an entirely different matter. Great reminder sweet sister! Hugs!

sarah said...

really sweet...totally like you are.

Sherry said...

I dito Peggy. Lovely post. You do have a truly Blessed marriage.
Thanks for sharing yourself and your wisdom.
Have a Blessed Day,
Sherry

Sharon Brumfield said...

Wow...that last question is a great one to just choose to keep our mouths shut. :)
I try and remember that I am sure if the shoe were on the other foot he would do the same for me.
Things have changed a lot in our marriage...jealousy has been dealt with....but if I don't keep my eye out for it it will try and sneak in where ever it can.
Good wisdom here.
Love you girl

Faith Imagined said...

There is no benefits to jealousy! Great insights and advice!

Marsha said...

Jealousy = green toxic waste - waste of time, waste of life, waste of joy, waste of love.

Love you so much. Thanks for joining in.

MyJourneyBack said...

Have a Happy Friday. Blessings,
Sherry

LauraLee Shaw said...

Amen, sis!

Gail W. said...

Hi Denise! It looks like a lot has happened since I last checked in. I'm praying for you and Lovebug - btw, I was so happy to see the photo of you two; I knew you were beautiful but it's nice to see it for real! Blessings on you and yours.

Karen said...

Jealousy is something God has had to deal with me about. I hope that I have put it behind me! Hope things are going well for you and your hubby.

Marsha said...

Hi sweet friend! Hope you get to feeling better soon. Love you.

Love Bears All Things said...

Great post!
Mama Bear