Joel Osteen discusses the importance of finding favor in our connections
How do you feel when you hear- Erika just got a promotion, she has two beautiful children, she drives a Mercedes, and lives in a beautiful house.
It's easy to feed into discouragement, self-pity, and jealousy BUT
we need to get INSPIRED! We need to think, "Wow look at her blessed life. My life can be like that too if I keep the faith."
It is so easy to feed into negativity, but God is telling you that you need to feed into positivity! You need to think "Why was this person placed in my life at this time?"
"Am I suppose to get depressed that this person is successful and I'm not?"
Or "Am I suppose to learn from this opportunity?"
We have so much to learn from others success and while it may not make perfect sense we still need to respect the favor God places on other people. The annointing you respect is the annointing you will attract in your future.
When you think about your life and wonder, "Why is my life not like her?" "Why is she so successful and so blessed?" Just remember that YOUR TIME IS COMING. You are going to be just as successful as them as long as you keep on praying, believing, and demonstrating genuine happiness for other people. Maybe now is not your time, but it will be soon....it will soon be your time. Just be patient, be thankful for what you have, and look forward to what you have coming in your future.