Num. 11:29 But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!”
Nearly all of us have wished that we were like someone else. Many of us become proud of who we have become. Some like being the center of attention and are threatened by those who grab more spotlight than they do.
Moses was not like that at all. He did not think of himself as being better than anyone else just because God had chosen Him to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land. In fact, Moses was more interested in seeing others succeed than he was for his role to be flaunted. His concern was that people would be who God wanted them to be. It didn’t bother him at all that others were becoming like him, a prophet of God.
We need to be more like Moses. We should rejoice over those who rise up to shine brighter than we do. We should rejoice when God gives people gifts to serve with that we don’t have. We should rejoice when God blesses others with greater ministries than we have. And if we can’t, we need to fall on bended knee before God until we can. Jealousy has no place in the Kingdom of God.