Dear heavenly Father, I so often look at other people and simply wish I was like them, or had what they have – and Father it seems to be developing into an obsession, which frightens me Lord.
Help me to overcome this obsessive jealousy of wishing I was someone else and of being envious of their opportunities and personalities.
Lord I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You scheduled every day of my life and that You even know the numbers of hairs on my head – and in my heart I know that You died for ME… because you loved ME.
Help me Lord to be content with ME and who I am and please help me to overcome this desire to always be like someone else.
I pray Lord that every time a feeling of jealousy or envy starts to creep into my thoughts, that You would help me to take that thought captive and hand it over to Jesus – and help me instead to fix my mind on You – and call to mind that You died on the cross and rose again because of Your love for ME.
Thank You for loving me and I pray that I may learn to become the person You made me to be – and be released from always wishing I was someone else.
Thank You in the name of Jesus Christ, my Saviour.
Source: Knowing Jesus