Envy – feeling pain at someone else’s advancement and possessions
Where does envy hit you in the workplace?
- Someone else gets a promotion you were after (or perhaps even a position you did not even apply for!)
- A colleague is applauded for work on a project and your contribution was not noticed or recognised
- You feel that you have been treated unfairly compared to how another person in your workplace has been looked after
- A workmate gets allocated a better office, desk, stapler, bonus, stapler …
I think I have been guilty of all of those and could easily add a few more. ?The Apostle James makes this observation:?‘For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there your find disorder and every evil practice.’ (3:16, NIV)
Envy is worse than anger according to Proverbs: ‘We’re blasted by anger and swamped by rage, but who can survive jealousy.’ (27:4, The Message). [Read more…] about Taking Your Soul to Work ? Envy: the pain of another’s advancement (Chapter 7)
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