101. Celebrating Others
Are you worn out from everyone else around you getting the very thing you have been praying for? Have you been facing feelings of jealousy? Has bitterness taken root in your heart? Listen to episode 101 as Caroline shares on the topic of celebrating others. In this episode you will hear what scripture says on the topic of jealousy, practical ways to deal with jealousy when it rises up, why it’s important to celebrate others and more! Be encouraged as you break free from jealousy and step into celebrating what God is doing in those around you instead!
Proverbs 14:30, NLT: “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”
1 Peter 2:1-3: “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.”
Philippians 2:3 “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves”
James 3:14-16: “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.””
Romans 8:5-8: “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
Galatians 5:19-21: “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Romans 12:3-8: “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.”
Galatians 6:4, NLT: “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.”
Psalm 133:1, NIV: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, NLT: “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Encourage each other and build each other up.”
Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice.”
Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers because they were jealous that he was favored – – Jealousy kills relationships. – Genesis 18
Saul was jealous of David, he became his enemy, showing how much damage a jealous spirit can be to someone but also to those around them – 1 Samuel 18
Cain killed Abel – Genesis 4
Why is Jealousy Bad?
- Jealousy and envy block what the Lord wants to do for you.
- Jealousy blocks us from living in intimacy with the Father.
- Jealousy and envy will leave you in bondage and keep you from moving forward in His kingdom.
- You miss out on living in the Kingdom realm.
- Jealously wreaks havoc on your spiritual life.
- Jealousy leads to death.
Practical Ways to Deal with It
- The best way to deal with jealousy and envy is to acknowledge it. Confess it to the Lord and confide in a friend.
- Invite God in to take care of it. If you choose to carry the burden yourself, then there is nothing He can do to help; but if you choose to confess it, He takes care of it for you.
- Use your authority to tell the enemy to flee.
- Ask God for His perspective. How does He see the situation? What does He say about it?
- Pray blessings out loud for the person you are jealous of. You can’t speak words of blessing and cursing at the same time.
- Operate in the opposite Spirit
- Know your Role
Why Celebrate Others?
- It’s Biblical
- It’s fun! It’s your miracle too. It’s going to be hard to celebrate with someone if you were never believing with them in the first place.
- What God does for one, He will do with others.
- Don’t you want to see others receive all God has for them, including the abundance of blessings, just as much as you want it for yourself? When the person I have been praying for wins, I win too.
- I pray for someone else like it’s my own miracle.
- It’s honoring to God.
- It takes the focus off you, and it helps you to be Christ-focused.
- Just as when you praise God, it leaves you no room to complain or grumble; loving others, supporting others and cheering them on will remove the focus from your problems and what you don’t yet have and in turn focus on the blessings of what others do have.
- We are all on the same team
- The battle we are against is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities of this world
- Someone else’s success/breakthrough is not your failure – Instead it’s a reflection of the goodness of God, which deserves to be celebrated.
- God can’t run out of miracles and he didn’t mistakenly give someone else your miracle. You don’t want the miracle God gave someone else, you want the miracle He has for you.
- Are you aware that the choice on how to react is yours? You are responsible for you. You have the authority to shut out all bitterness and jealousy.
- You can choose to partner with God and walk in the Spiritual realm to celebrate those victories around you or you can enter the natural realm and let bitterness and jealousy overwhelm you.
- What is your initial reaction when you see that new pregnancy announcement, engagement, or dream house? How do you handle those moments? Do you rejoice with those who rejoice, or do you instead let envy and jealous rise up within?
- Do you think that if you can’t rejoice with someone else’s victory, then you are qualified to have the victory for yourself?
- Have you let jealousy become a cancer to your bones?
- Are you living in the natural realm or are you operating in the Spirit realm?
- Are you praying for others as if you were praying for your own miracle?
- Have you lived a life of celebration?
- I declare I will not be a woman or a man who gets jealous.
- I declare that a peaceful heart leads to a healthy body.
- I declare that I will put away all jealousy, malice and envy.
- I declare I will do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit.
- I refuse to partner up with jealousy and selfish ambition.
- I will be a woman or a man who lives according to the Spirit and sets my mind on the things of the Spirit.
- I recognize that I am on the same team as other believers.
- I choose to live in unity with those around me.
- I will partner up and celebrate all that God is doing in the life of others even when others get the very thing that I want.
- I will pray for my friend’s miracle as if I was praying for my own miracle.
- I will be set apart from what the world tells me to look like and I will celebrate every miracle God brings to earth.
- I will rejoice with those who rejoice.
“Jealousy will creep it’s way into every realm and every atmosphere of life.” – Caroline
“Jealously blocks us from living in the Spirit realm.” – Caroline
“Jealousy leaves you in bondage.” – Caroline
“If you are living in jealousy, there will be disorder and chaos in your life.” – Caroline
“There are many believers today who are dying spiritually because of jealousy.” – Caroline
“Things will never be healed if they stay in the dark which is why we have to bring them to light.” – Caroline
“We would all be given such fresh vision if we ask the Lord for His perspective.” – Caroline
“The opposite of becoming jealous is celebration.” – Caroline
“If someone is not able to celebrate someone else, it’s because they are self-focused.” – Caroline
“When you are able to celebrate others, you are Christ focused.” – Caroline
“When we refuse to celebrate and we decide to partner up with jealousy, we are missing out on a miracle.” – Caroline
“I can’t expect others to celebrate me if I have not celebrated them first.” – Caroline
“Someone else’s success or breakthrough is not your failure – Instead it’s a reflection of the goodness of God, which deserves to be celebrated.” – Caroline
“You are responsible for how you are going to respond when someone else gets what you want.” – Caroline
“Living in jealousy is miserable.” – Caroline
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