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Real or imagined?

  • 2012 5 Nov
Real or imagined?

Roxie felt disdain every time she was in the company of Heidi. She spent a great deal of time daydreaming that Heidi would be in an accident, or become seriously ill; then Roxie would have the opportunity to be noticed by Jake. Her disdain grew stronger as she obsessed on this issue.

Roxie allowed her mind to be filled with such jealously; she had no idea the reality of the situation.  Roxie perceived a threat that was not real.  In the process, she destroyed her friendship with Heidi and Jake, and was causing great stress to herself.

(Proverbs 27:4) Anger is cruel, and fury is overwhelming, but who can survive jealousy?

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