Do you harbor any subtle envy that would be helpful to release?
For instance, another person walks by with a buff, fit body and you think, “Wow, I’d like to have a body like that.” Or a neighbor drives a new car home, and you think, “I wish I could afford a new car.” Or a peer retires, and you wish you could retire too but need to keep working to pay the bills.
To mortal mind, the envy seems justified, for why wouldn’t one want the best material things and situations that money can buy, its reasoning goes. But Jesus Christ knew better. When speaking of God’s care for us, he said, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need” (Luke 12:31, NLT).
The “Kingdom of God,” is spiritual consciousness. When one’s priority in life is to seek spiritual consciousness above all else, he will never envy his neighbor’s material goods or status. Why? For they are as nothing to him.
When you have spiritual consciousness, you have everything.
In spiritual consciousness, you know God’s love and care, you see it, feel it, and express it. There is no sense of lack in divine consciousness, only an understanding of fullness, happiness, contentment, joy, health, life and love. There isn’t anything your neighbor has that would improve what you already have with God. There isn’t anything to envy in your neighbor’s yard, in their body, their status, or personality, that can make you better off than you already are in Spirit.
So, feel free to drop any envy. It’s not helping you. It’s distracting you. Stay focused on what you already have with God, be abundantly grateful for it, and live the whole complete experience God has put in place for you to live as a blessed heir of God.
With God, you lack nothing, and have everything. Enjoy what you have!