Crab mentality is not your portion

Do you have a crab mentality? Are you surrounded by people who have a crab mentality? The thinking is: “if I can’t have it, neither can you.”

The analogy in human behavior is that of a group that will attempt to "pull down" anyone who achieves success beyond the others, out of jealousy, conspiracy or  competitive feelings. 

The crab mentality is nothing new. It’s been around since the serpent’s conversation with Eve in the garden of Eden and has only worsened as time has gone by.

When people are frustrated with their own lives they have a tendency to lash out at others.

King Saul also had a crab mentality. Saul wanted to kill David because he believed that David "stole" his fame.  And unfortunately that's how people with a crab mentality think. They look outside and blame others,  instead of looking inside. And they believe that other people's blessings belong to them.

 "For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice ~ James 3:16

Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest challenge among Christian women today. Everyone wants to be ahead of everyone. Everyone wants to reach their destination as quickly as possible.  And we forget that the pie is BIG enough for all of us.

You are justified and have been made righteous. You should not give in to fear and spite.

Crab mentality is not your portion


As Christian women, our portion from the Lord Jesus Christ does not include envy, jealousy, greed and crab mentality. NO. Our portion is love, peace, joy and a sound mind, to mention a few of our blessings.

Don't be that woman who pulls others down or talk them out of their dreams. Be like Elizabeth and let your baby leap when you see your sister "pregnant" or "giving birth".

And If you find yourself being pulled down by others,  reach down and see what you can do to help to pull them up. You get “dragged down” by other crabs only if you think/ act like them.

Embrace the life that Christ has given you. Do not allow yourself to be overcome by the crab mentality.   

Just stay thankful and faithful; and claim His promises. And just as the rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant with His people (Genesis 3), God is faithful to keep His promises to you.