My children always want, want, want and normally it's because they see other kids with things and they feel like that need to have it too. The little green eyed monster comes into play sometimes and it's NOT good. Now they are hardly deprived of anything, but no, I don't get them everything and they still seem to be just fine.
Jealousy is not just among children although it does seems like it. I can remember a time when I too was not content with anything I had to tell you the truth. I mean I have never been so down and out that I haven't had anything, but I have been to the point where I saw someone who had some thing I thought I wanted and got seriously mad when I could not or did not get it. I was always trying to figure out WHY God had "blessed" them and not me.
Galatians 5:26 - "Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other."
Jealousy is a sin, point blank, and it pretty much means we are being controlled by our own desires and the focus is clearly about us. and the more we focus on us and what WE want, the less we focus on the real deal, and that's God and His Will for our lives. Being jealous means that we are not satisfied with what God has given to us. It means sometimes that we basically try to find ways to get what others have just to say we have it. It means that we have forgotten that God promised us that He will "never leave or forsake us" and that we should be content with what we have.
I thank God that, although I still want a Ford Mustang (cherry red, convertible to be exact), I am really happy just to have a way to work and to get the kids around. I am truly grateful that God has seen fit to bless me in every single way He has. That He has allowed me to see that what I have #1 is HIS and He is only allowing me to borrow it while I am here anyway and to appreciate it and be thankful for my family and friends who are also blessed in their own ways. And not to be jealous because the one and only thing that matters anyway is that we all one day get to Heaven and see Him.. all this material stuff won't matter then anyway!!
I hope you have all had a wonderful week (like me). The weather has been really nice and I look forward to another beautiful day! Lord willing, we will talk again soon!