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  • Envy Is a Sign That You Don’t Trust God

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    One of the signs that envy is in your heart and you need to eliminate it is that you constantly use this phrase: “It’s not fair.” “It’s not fair that he gets to do that and I don’t!” “It’s not fair that it’s easy for her and not for me.” “It’s not fair that their kids got the award and mine didn’t.” “It’s not fair that they can afford that vacation and I can’t.”

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  • Contentment Is a Sign of Spiritual Maturity

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    Instead of being regretful, we need to be grateful. Instead of complaining, we need to remember that everything is a gift from God.

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  • Love Celebrates God’s Goodness to Others

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    The Bible tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15 ESV). Have you noticed that the second part of that sentence is easy, but the first part can be really tough?

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  • Comparing Is the Root of Envy

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    Comparing is the root of all envy. If you can get rid of comparing in your life, you can get rid of envy in your life.

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  • Four Ways Envy Damages Your Life

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    The number one thing that holds you back from God’s purpose and mission for your life is a very subtle sin. It’s not lust or pride or anger. It’s not worry or fear or discouragement. In fact, you would probably never even think of it because it is so insidious we don’t realize its damaging effect on our lives.

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  • Four Steps to Fortify Your Faith

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    If you want God to use you, you have to fortify your faith. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 4:7, “Spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit” (TLB).

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  • Don’t Be Distracted from the Work God Has for You

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    I have met thousands of people who’ve told me they want to be used by God, but they will never be used by God. Why? They’re too busy. They’ve got their own agenda going. They’ve got their plans and dreams and ambitions, and they don’t have any time! In the midst of their busyness, they try to carve out a little sliver from the pie of life and say, “I’ll give this to God.” But it doesn’t work that way.

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  • Why God Wants You to Get in Shape

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    Have you ever heard the word “sanctification”? It’s really just a big theological word that means to dedicate something for God’s purpose. You can sanctify anything. You can say, “God, I sanctify this car. I dedicate it to you for your purposes. God, I sanctify this home. I dedicate it to you for your purposes.”

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  • You Don’t Have to Be Perfect, Just Pure, to Be Used By God

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    If you want to be used by God, you need to purify your heart. You don’t have to be a perfect person, but you do have to have a pure heart. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:21, “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work” (NLT, second edition).

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  • Invest in Your Character, Not Your Comfort

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    God wants you to grow up spiritually and become more like Jesus Christ. How do you do that? By taking some of your money and investing it in yourself and your personal growth.

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