Mark Snyder - Sound Producer
Mark's website & blog - www.markandrewsnyder.yolasite.com
Mark grew up in Kenosha WI and moved to IHOP in July of 2008. His passion is running sound and studying the Bible. “Specifically in this season I have given myself to studying the book of Proverbs so I can resave the Wisdom of Solomon and apply it to my life “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…..” Prov. 1:7 My Life Verse: Ps. 27:1
When envy and comparison come to the forefront in my every day walk it’s normally geared toward others that do what I do…so that would be sound techs. Being one of many sound techs in a large ministry can be hard if I let envy and comparison creep into my heart. Just like any other sin, if I chose to let it come into my life and don’t fight it, it will end up bad for my heart. Choosing to envy over something you don’t have is like saying that God doesn’t care or love me enough to give me the same talent or opportunities. Envy goes along with the problem of comparing yourself to someone else. Again, it’s believing a lie. We’re saying that God didn’t make us right and that He is not perfect because I am not like this person or that person. This is sin and we need to stay away from that thinking. The enemy hates us and does not want us to grow closer to God. He will try and try to get us to step into this and let our hearts deceive us and make God out to be someone He is not. When envy and comparison are stirred up in our hearts it’s a really good way to keep us from growing in love.
I wish I could give you one sure answer to help you not give into envy and comparison but I’m still on the journey myself. Something I have learned is this: If you set your heart to be a man or woman of God and give yourself to the Word of God, God will give you the grace to overcome envy and comparison. The Lord wants us to love Him with our whole hearts but it’s a choice that we have to make every day. I think spouses and parents choose to love each other and their children each and every day…in the same way we have to choose to give our hearts to the Lord every day. If we turn to Jesus every day we will love Him more and if we read His Word every day we will learn more about our maker. We will love Him more and if we love Him more we will do His will better because of the grace that comes with His love.
© 2012 Mark Snyder