Drew T jackson

Coaching, Speaking & Training

This 1 tip for a healthier body

I hope you are able to enjoy a peace filled day today!  

Along those lines I wanted to pass on this powerful proverb to you.  Proverbs 14:30 reads, “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”

This proverb calls jealousy a cancer.  Cancer defined is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body.  That is a powerful description of what jealousy and envy will do to your heart.  Having a heart filled with jealousy, envy and covetousness is simply not a fun way to live.  This is a heart condition that will make you miserable and in turn you will make all those around you miserable.  

The opposite of envy and jealousy is confidence, contentedness and comfort.  When you are content and comfortable with the life you have you will see the jealousy and envy fade away.  

I have found one of the greatest ways to combat envy and jealousy in my heart is to be a good cheerleader.  When you find your heart becoming envious of another person, begin to cheer on their successes.   When they get a raise give them a high five and congratulate them.  If they accomplish something that you are trying to do in life and you feel envy begin to rise up in your heart, make the choice to encourage that person and tell your heart how it should feel.  In the end you will be happy you did and as a bonus you will be healthier for it!