Boasting and being Proud
The verse really got me thinking on both ends of the spectrrum. Have I while talking to other moms made them envy of me or my kids? Did I sound conceited? I know I have been very jealous of other mom's when we get on the topic of sleeping babies. Some babies sleep through the night early and well mine don't! I am past that hump of sleepless nights but I know if I heard other mom's talking about how their 2 week old was sleeping through the night I was so envious.
So if we are instructed to not BOAST or be ENVIOUS how are we protecting ourselves from this?
If we are talking about our kids lets check our motives behind the conversation. Is it excitement or is it proud and going to make your friend envious or feel like failure? When you feel moments of frustration in conversations and jealous or envious feelings come ask God to help you with those feelings. Be bold and humble by telling your friend that you are starting to feel a bit envious and would love to change topics or ask for prayer in that situation with guidance and direction!
Mom's when you are out on a play date or just out with friends try be conscious of this! ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER!