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1049th -- Let Go Or Get Dragged


We should never allow envy or jealousy to enter into our being. There are 
many moments in life when we are tempted to become jealous of those who 
are more fortunate than we are, are better off financially or even those 
who have all of their “Stuff” together. We play the game in our minds of 
“Why aren't I in that good situation, why aren't I as happy as they are, 
why are all the difficulties in my life and not in theirs?” We enjoy 
sulking and having a pity party and condemning those in our minds whom we 
deemed unworthy of being so fortunate. What we must quickly realize is 
that our life can be just as blessed as the one whom we envy, but our 
mindset must change before that can happen. We can't become judgmental, 
envious or jealous of the blessings of others and expect our life to be 
just as blessed. We must realize that our life stands alone before God 
and any judgment or praise that will fall upon us, will be given to us 
individually. We must give an account of our own life. How we acted 
towards others, what we did with what we were given and entrusted with and 
how we treated our fellow man when our life wasn't at its best. Life ebbs 
and flows meaning that we will not always be on the Mountain Top and we 
will not always be in the Valley. Sometimes we will increase and 
sometimes we will decrease, but our countenance and inner being should be 
at peace no matter our circumstances in those moments.

When we are happy, genuinely happy to see others become better and rise 
above where they were before, that is when God smiles down upon us and 
opens doors that no man can shut. We must be content with our own life, 
see our own blessings, be thankful and appreciative for all that God has 
given us before we can be promoted to even greater blessings. If we 
aren't appreciative for all that we have now, then nothing that we gain in 
the future will change how we act towards life and towards others. If our 
attitude is sour with what we have now, then it will continue to be sour 
if we gain even the whole world. Who we are on the inside, our real inner 
self will continue to be magnified. If we are stingy right now with the 
little that we have, then we will continue to be stingy if we are given 
much more. If we are generous, helping, encouraging and quick to be a 
blessing, then those same attributes will continue to be magnified when we 
are entrusted with more. Who we are will not change by what we possess. 
We must hold the possession and not allow the possession to hold us. We 
must make money our servant and not our master. When we realize the 
simple truth that family, friends, health and inner peace are worth more 
than all the riches of this world then that is when we can begin to truly 
enjoy life. 

See your many blessings and make a conscious decision and effort to be 
thankful and appreciative for all that you have been given. There is no 
need for you to be jealous or envious of your neighbor for what they 
possess because you can possess the same and much more when your attitude 
and your inner self is at peace with where you are right now. I encourage 
you to be thankful, to be appreciative and to be happy when you see others 
being blessed. When we wish good fortune upon those who are receiving 
good fortune then that is when our blessings will magnify themselves in 
our own life.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that it is 
your own benefit and well-being to be thankful and appreciative for all 
that you have in life.


The name “Benedict Arnold” is synonymous with “traitor.” But he was 
actually a loyal citizen of what was to become the United States, a 
gallant soldier and a five-star general. Wounded twice in battle, he was 
highly respected for his military leadership. He even enjoyed the 
friendship of George Washington.

But during the Revolutionary War, Arnold saw five subordinates promoted 
over him, and the blow to his esteem was more than he could manage. The 
injury to his pride was far greater than those physical injuries he 
sustained in battle. So he laid plans to get revenge.

In 1780, he attempted to betray vital West Point to the British. He later 
moved to England and was paid a sum of money to compensate for his 
property loss, but he was never fully accepted in British society. He 
eventually returned to trading and died a mostly unsuccessful and unhappy 
man. His downfall was not greed -- his problem was rather one of jealousy.

Do you know who is the most difficult person to love? It is easy to love 
friends and not too difficult to love those less fortunate than ourselves. 
It certainly isn't easy loving enemies, but sometimes the person most 
difficult to love is the one who is MORE fortunate than we are. The one 
who receives the promotion we deserved. The one who gets the recognition 
we desired, the honor we sought or the affections of the lover we had 
hoped to win. It is easy to resent those who seem to be more fortunate.

But as one person said to me, “Let go, or get dragged. Unless you let 
things go, you should be prepared to have that thing drag you around until 
you do let it go.” Even envy. Let it go or get dragged.

Besides, if you ever want to grab onto something good, you'll need a free hand.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Matthew 12:35-37 Jesus declares
“A good man out of the good treasure of 
the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil 
treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle 
word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of 
Judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou 
shalt be condemned.”

Philippians 2:2-3 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the 
same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through 
strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better 
than themselves.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against 
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: 
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou 
mayest love the LORD Thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and 
that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of 
thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy 
fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever 
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, 
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible. 

Today's Selected Poem: LOVE IN THE HOME
Click here to read --- http://www.godswork.org/inpoem143.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: I ALMOST DIED IN SIN
Click here to read --- http://www.godswork.org/testimony185.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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