Your Heart’s Cry
It’s never my turn. I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines watching others live the life I wish I had. How long must I be left behind, waiting and wanting? Patience has worn a hole in my resolve to be patient. Hate and hurt rise up every time I see someone else get what I feel I deserve. I will not celebrate or congratulate another who is holding what I cannot obtain. Red flows like paint down my face when I hear of each blessing I’m not getting. My internal clock ticks loudly, reminding me of wasted time and unmet expectations. So I wait, impatiently tapping my fingers on the timeline of my life. Waiting for my chance, waiting for my opportunity.
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. Titus 3:3 ESV
Get up from this place of envy and move your attention to a place of gratitude. Focusing on anyone other than Me will always lead you down a deceptive road. Focus your attention first on
Me as the Giver of all good things. From every relationship to every circumstance, this is your first position for victorious living. Next, focus on what you see Me doing. Follow Me through the pages of scripture and see what I spent My time doing. Your waiting has left you frustrated because you are waiting on an invitation that has already been extended. The envy you feel is the residue of a heart held back. The jealousy you’ve encountered is a sign of the limits you’ve placed on My ability. My supply is limitless. I am abundance, and I came so that you could live an abundant life. Once you trust in this one truth, you’ll be free from the enemy within.
A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones. Proverbs 14:30 NKJV
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by Saundra Dalton-Smith
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Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board Certified internal medicine physician. She shares with audiences nationwide on the topics of eliminating limiting emotions, finding grace in difficult places, and experiencing personal renewal by drawing near to God. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women’s Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the founder of I Choose My Best Life. Her other books include award-winning Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves.