Envy is an insult to God. Every time we wish we were someone else, have what they have, or do what they do, we’re saying, “God, you made a mistake with me. You could have done better.”
Envy is a form of spiritual rebellion based on ignorance and arrogance. It assumes that I have a better plan for my life than God’s plan for my life.
Romans 9:20 (NLT),
No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?”
1 Corinthians 4:7a-8b (MSG),
Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need.