What helped me is this spiritual spring cleaning thing is the verse in the Bible that says:
Two "issues" I was able to deal this past couple of weeks were "Pride and Envy". These are tough ones to deal with because they are very subtle when they come in. They sneak in the back door. They pretend they are "with us and for us" and yet they come to destroy us. These two are not obvious in my life. None or only few of my family and friends will say I have issues with pride and envy. These nasty issues are imbedded in the heart where no one else sees, and only comes visible when exposed by the true light. These "pride and envy" are dangerous enemies in our spiritual battles and the only way to win is to fully arm ourselves with the Grace of God.
I was planning to write details of this battle that went on my mind, but I think I need to go back to bed and get some sleep. In the meantime, here is a link to an article about envy that I really like. It comes from the website "Desiring God" which is now one of my favorite websites to go to and read. John Piper's writings are truly inspirational.
OK, here's the link:
A hui hou!