Proverbs 14:30-32 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
Acting out a part in a play, or being an actor or actress in a movie sounds like such fun. You get to pretend as if you’re someone else for a while, and not the person you really are.
Back in high school, I was allowed to take part in several plays the school put on. I played the part of Lancelot in the play; “Camelot.” I also played the part of the Gentleman Caller in the play; “The Glass Menagerie.” These are two distinctly different parts, in two distinctly different times. It was great fun being those people for a while. However, when the curtain was drawn closed, so was the acting of these characters lives.
Some people go through their entire life pretending to be someone, or something they are not. They go about living day-to-day trying to be like someone else that they admire. Dressing like them, walking like them, talking like them, and just trying to be them. Sadly, sometimes these people get lost so far into this fantasy life, they forget who the person is that they really were, and end up not knowing themselves anymore.
Envy will cause a person to be, and do many things they never thought possible in their life. Some people become ruthless, and cruel to others, thinking somehow this will help them get ahead. While yet others become doormats for people to stomp on, thinking that’s what’s desired by others to be liked.
While it’s true, God has given you people that will often help mold your beliefs and character, He never intended for you to become those people. Be yourself. You, dear friend, are one of God’s greatest creations, made to do wonderful things for Him just as you are. You need to be YOU!
Look around you and ask yourself, who am I? Who is it that God intended you to be? God created you special. Don’t let the envy of others rob this world from the special creation you are in Christ. Be You, and Be His!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Job 22 – 25 / Proverbs 14:30-32
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1 Chron. 8-9 / John 18:1-18
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