Whether you are a Christian or not, it is truly difficult to teach your heart to overcome envy or jealousy most especially if you are currently facing a tremendous situation.
However, no matter how hard it may seem to handle jealousy and envy, we should never allow our heart and mind to be polluted with these sinful acts because when that happens, your life will be put in danger since you are allowing the devil to control you and your decisions.
That being said, if you want to help yourself to overcome envy and jealousy, here are the things that you have to do for you to get a better Christian life:
1. Pray and thank God for what you have now.
The best way for you to overcome envy and jealousy is to pray and give thanks for what you have now. If you are feeling jealous of your friend because he/she has a new car or house, talk to God and tell Him to help you deal with your jealousy.
Ask for His guidance and tell Him how sorry you are for feeling that way. Also, thank Him because you are still alive and surviving the life that God has given you.
2. Continue praising God for you to get more blessings.
Instead of focusing your mind on the people or things that make you jealous, just praise God and tell Him that you will patiently wait for His perfect timing. Tell Him that you are willing to wait for what He has planned for you. In that way, your envy will be removed and replaced with a happy and contented heart.
3. Be generous to other people.
Helping other people may help you to realize that you are more blessed and lucky because you will be able to see that there are more people who are in need. So to prevent envy and jealousy, be generous to others who are less than you to find fulfillment in life.
All in all, prayer is all you need to fight envy and jealousy. So keep praying to get a solid guidance from above.