People of God how are you?
Success now comes spontaneously to the lives of many people. I am always amazed by stories of how people made it in life.
Some succeed through the old fashioned hardwork, others through vital connections but there is always somebody else who is not open to share their success story.
In any case success comes to those who are motivated to go an extra mile, to sleep late nights and to put in extra time.
Either way the million dollar question therefore is; what motivates you to crave success?
Solomon concerns himself with this issue and he had some very interesting observations.
Take a look at this scripture;
AKJV: Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbor. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
NLT: Then I observed that most people are motivated to success by their envy of their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless, like chasing the wind.
NIV: And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another.
This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Solomon says some people go out of the way to succeed in life out of envy for their neighbors.
They are always checking out which car the neighbors bought, where they are sending their kids to school and what type of clothes to they put on.
If the neighbors upgrade, they too must upgrade. Their lives are remote controlled by their envy.
They are never satisfied until they outcompete the next person.
I hope you and I are happy with who we are and what we have.
There is always a new iphone, pair of Jordans, car etcetera and we end up worn out trying to prove ourselves to people who may not even care about us.
Solomon concludes by saying all this is vanity. A chase after the wind.
Live your life for Christ, seek only to please your God.
Envy is not good for our spiritual walk with God.
Have a blessed day.