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Uhm, my fb friends aren’t posting pics like that. But I get what you mean, on a much smaller scale.?
You are wise, funny, and I can’t wait to read your next book- loved the last one!
Frankly, this comes across as nothing more than a self-serving whine-fest. If you don’t like what your friends post, unfollow their posts or delete them. Publically attacking them because you have self-interest to promote doesn’t maintain their anonymity, it alienates them. Rest assured you have somebody on your list that hates how much you post about cats, God, shoes, casino visits, or whatever vice you have. Unlike you, they don’t have the ego necessary to share their opinions with the entire Internet.
Maybe, just MAAAAAAYBE, the person with the huge mansion actually IS grateful that God was so pleased with him/her as to provide him/her such lavishness. Or did you forget that King David owned properties all over Israel and had well over 700 wives? Would you dare tell HIM to keep his praise to himself?
Maybe the person on the flight hasn’t had a day off in months and is humbled by the fact that God would give him/her the opportunity to not only take a vacation, but given him/her the opportunity to visit the place he/she has always desired most. Or are you not a proponent of God’s COMMAND, not request, that we rest?
Maybe the gym rat is a recovering drug addict who weighed 120 lbs fully clothed a couple years ago and is giving glory to God for removing his/her desire to use and providing, in its stead, a firm discipline that allowed him/her to achieve a difficult fitness goal.
You just made up three scenarios to make a point? You come on this woman’s page and insult her without provocation? I think it is YOU who needs to grow up.
You’re entitled to your opinion, but I don’t think you got the consent she was trying to get across. Everyone is human, we are flawed and we have thoughts that we shouldn’t think but it happens. I’m sure you find some things people post annoying, this for example. This video is to explain that we should have joy for others and try not having those jealous thoughts. To be content with ourselves and have control on our lives. This is the concept of her new book.
David had several wives. It was his son Solomon that had several hundred.
I would hate to think that God’s favor was defined by these. David never praised God for his property or his wives. His praise always center on Who God is not on what God did for him. Your premise is misdirected. God’s favor is an inward peace and security not an outward show. Outward stuff is inconsequential.
Thank you, I needed that. I’m usually tickled pink when someone else has good things happen in their life. But on those days (like today) when I’m so tired, scared, wavering faith, when I just don’t know if I can suck it up one more time, and I start to envy people who have someone else that helps carry the load. I have to remember. Count each and every blessing, say thank you, don’t lose faith, cry briefly and get up and go again. What I heard you say is “Count your own blessings, not someone else’s.” Love does not envy, but truly rejoices when good things happen to other people. Can’t get your book right now but I’m going to. Thank you! 🙂
I think everyone that has posted below has missed the point of what she is saying. Please internalize the advice. She is giving advice on how we handle the visual temptations we view every day. She is telling us to not covet our neighbor’s stuff and don’t try to keep up with the Jones. She also says be grateful for what we do have whether it is a small amount or lots of wealth.
Rachel never says that the people posting on Instagram and Facebook or boasting or ungrateful.