I wish I could say I am always content. I wish I could say I never complain. I wish I could say I have never envied the life of another. I wish I could say I am better at counting my blessings than I am at assessing what I don't have. These are all wishes because I know envy still lurks in my heart. It is part of the dark results of the sin that still resides there.
When envy rules your heart, the love of God doesn't. Envy is selfish to the core. Envy always puts me in the center of the world. It makes everything all about me. It causes me to examine life from the sole perspective of my wants, needs and feelings.
Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own. Harold Coffin Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill said, religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation.
Hindsight will turn into insight if one is thankful. Thankfulness does not come naturally. Everyone struggles at times with envy or is jealous because of the old nature rising up. Being thankful on purpose can kill those envy thoughts.