Normally we do not associate these words with the God-sized Dream journey, but there will come a day when the Green-Eyed Monster will make a debut. And those are his aliases.
One day, you are going to read a post, hear news of some miracle God just performed with another God-sized Dreamer, or watch a dream go viral via social media. And the Green-Eyed Monster will ask questions like:
Why couldn’t that be me?
When is it my turn?
Why does everyone else get to live their dream while I’m still waiting for something to happen with mine?
Will my dream ever come true?
My Green-Eyed Monster showed up when I read an Instagram post that Kate had sold 491 items in less than 10 minutes from her Etsy store, The Adopt Shoppe. Now for an Etsy shop to move that much merchandise in one night is incredible.
The truth is – this is a normal occurrence for Kate. I have been at a few of her sales and jokingly call her Gilt for Etsy. Her items sell in record time each time she hosts a sale.
CONFESSION –I have actually set my alarm to make sure I did not miss a The Adopt Shoppe sale.
On that day, it didn’t shock me at all that she was able to move 491 items in less than 10 minutes. I knew it was God showing up and showing off.
What I have always admired about Kate is that she always gives GLORY to God after each sale and thanks everyone who participates. She is such a humble businesswoman. There is so much I admire about her and hope one day I will reflect that same character.
Yet in that moment when I saw the post, my Green-Eyed Monster came out. As much as I celebrate God’s favor in her life, I wonder if that will ever happen to me. And the thought popped into my head.
Why can’t Clothed in Love sell out of everything in less then 10 minutes?
And then the Holy Spirit reminds…
God does not show His love in a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter way. Our God is not a FAIR God, He is a just God. He will give us what we need, but it may not look the same for each of His children. (<==== Click to tweet)
God loves me and knows my heart. But the lessons I need to learn are different from the lessons Kate needs to learn. Her journey is just that—HER JOURNEY.
Envy can rob you of the joy of being thankful right where you are in your God-sized Dream. Comparing your dream to others can make you give up or throw in the towel.
God-sized Dreams are more about the journey of discovering how much God loves us than the actual dream itself. God wants the relationship with us more than the final product. (<==== Click to tweet)
Truth be told, if I never sell another item from the Clothed in Love store, God would still love me. He would still find ways for us to continue to bless orphans. He would still direct my steps and help me to live out James 1:27:
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Don’t let the Green-Eyed Monster take up residence in your heart or mind. Quickly give it an eviction notice so you can receive all the amazing promises God has just for you.
The Green-Eyed Monster will come, but you have to make a choice not to give it power to grow bigger in your life. If you don’t feed it, the jealousy will die and God’s love will replace it.
Keep dreaming and don’t go GREEN.
Shared by: Delonna Gibbs