The hunter replied that he would if he only had some feathers to put into the arrow. So the eagle pulled one out of his wing. The arrow was shot, but didn't quite reach the rival eagle; it was flying too high. The envious eagle pulled out more feathers to give to the hunter, and kept pulling them out until he lost so many that he couldn't fly, and then the hunter turned around and killed him.
My friend, if you are jealous, the only man you can hurt is yourself.
That eagle could have chosen to soar with joy; but instead he chose comparison and ultimately death.
It’s healthy to be content,
but envy can eat you up.
~Proverbs 14:30 CEV
It's so easy focus on what we don't have, rather than what we do have.
It's so easy to focus on what isn't happening, rather than what is.
It's so easy to focus on our circumstances, rather than focusing on God.
Let's choose to soar.
Let's keep our eyes on Him and all that He has provided and all that He is doing in our lives.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
~ Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
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