At some point everyone struggles to stay content with their current circumstances. It can be difficult to just accept our current situation in life, especially if it's beyond our control. It's so easy to compare your circumstances with someone else, and Facebook makes it easier. Comparison and jealousy can creep into your life without a conscious realization, and it's so important keep your heart guarded from these invasions. It's crucial to remember that when our lives line up with God's will for us, these circumstances are often ordained by Him. There is always something we can learn from our current circumstance. What do you need to learn from your circumstance?
I doubt that every has issues with Facebook in the same way that I do, but I do know that every one struggles with jealousy from time to time. One of the best ways to defend yourself is to keep your mind and heart on things from above.
- "...for I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want." Philippians 4:11-12
So the next time you find those jealous feelings rising up, Stop. Remind yourself of the importance of maintaining a content mindset, and ask yourself, "What is it that I need to learn from this situation?"