The story of Cain and Abel is one of the best stories that illustrate envy in the Holy Bible. Cain literally attacked his brother Abel and killed him, according to Genesis 4:8.
Envy is as evil as Cain. It’s toxic and simply demonic. Envy is a capital sin that can destroy the best of the peoples because it literally consumes them and push them towards hate.
The workforce is full of people who are envious about other people’s successes. Differently than Cain’s envy, modern day envy is indirect and subtle, as Greene would categorize.
How do you know if a person is envious of you? It’s actually quite simple — Let me provide you with useful information to equip you with identifying envious people in your life.
If you see the following behaviors in your interactions (or lack there off) with others, be aware and keep your guard up. You may be dealing with an envious person, just waiting the right moment to hurt you.
1. They diminish your accomplishments.
2. They disdain your efforts.
3. They isolate you.
4. They attempt to make you look bad.
5. They copy and compete with you.
In proverbs 14:30 we learn that, “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” Next time you suspect that somebody is envious of you, compare her behaviors with the ones you got from this article.
Remember: “Insecure people put other people’s down to raise themselves up.” (Habeeb Akande). Flee from envious people, keep a distance.
You will thank me later.