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  • Writer's pictureHeather Roberts

What are you wearing?

What are you wearing?

I saw a giant sheet of deep purple cloth billowing out, with a machine hovering above it. I had an understanding this machine wasn’t righteous. It was meant to create cookie-cutter garments. I pondered why was this so bad?

            “Only I can cut, prepare, and measure what My people are clothed in. I do not give each person the same gifts, callings, or purposes. Submit to My clothing that I chose for you. My people must stop coveting and desiring what others are wearing while refusing to wear what I have created for them. Instead, My people should be in unity and submission to Me to carry out the multi-faceted purposes I have ordained before time.”

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            What are you wearing? Are there times I’ve looked at other people’s giftings or anointings and thought wouldn’t that be great if …? Yes, for sure. Is that coveting? Also, yes. But why is that so bad? I pondered this question because if God tells us not to do something, there must be a good reason. Because He always has our best interest at heart.

            Why is coveting so bad?

            Have you answered this question for yourself?

            I hate to admit that I am jealous of others. It’s so easy to see their best day and think how lucky. When I’m sure their reward was long in coming and they paid for it through years of hard work. Being jealous is ugly. It clothes us in an unbecoming way. When we are jealous, we are quick to judge, and miss out on opportunities to connect with those very people that we judge. Those people that God has ordained us to help us in what He has purposed for us to do.

Another consequence is that we miss taking part in the joy of our own blessings and gifts. And what a sad thing that is.

What are the other consequences that you see when you covet or are jealous?

“Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” Luke 12:15

            We can have greed for many things and must stay on guard to ensure that we don’t let greed get to our hearts and steal God’s splendid gifts for us.

Prayer for you and me. Lord Jesus, help us enjoy all the gifts and purposes that you give us. And respect them for what they are gifts from You. Give us the wisdom and strength to grab a hold of everything You give us and fully engage in what You have for us. We repent for when we do not. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

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