Fret [charah] not thyself because
of evildoers [ra`a`], neither be thou envious [qana'] against the workers [`asah]
of iniquity [`evel]. KJV-Interlinear
1 Fret not
yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! ESV
One of the worst things you can do against yourself, is to set yourself up in competition with others out of pure ego, wherein you continually try to make yourself better than they, usually by trying to put them down one way or another.
That is not your job, nor your responsibility. And it is certainly a good distraction, where you defeat yourself, rather than promoting yourself, and end up ruining your own life.
You cannot make yourself better than anyone else, at their expense, and gain anything from it.
You are what you are. They are what they are.
And God controls everyone's destiny, not you.
If God wants to promote you, then He will promote you and there is nothing that anyone can do to prevent it.
If God does not promote you, then you cannot promote yourself and have anything to show for it.
To fret over the life of others, is to be angry, to compete with inordinate competition, to be kindled or upset over your lack of control over the life of others.
To be envious of others reveals your discontent with your own life, jealousy of what they have and you do not, to judge others with a phony righteous indignation.
And yet this world is full of evil or otherwise bad people with which you will not agree, people who you do not and will not like, and especially with people that have something that you believe that you deserve, and they do not.
But remember that this world has three levels of grace. Common grace, salvation grace and greater grace.
Common grace applies to all people and includes the laws of divine establishment, which allows anyone or everyone to function in this world, to work or not, to prosper or not, based on the many rules that apply to society and economies.
Consequently there will be people who have a knack for making money, or for talent or ability, or for prospering within the boundaries of this world.
Likewise, if God made you a man, or a woman, or a leader, or a follower, or a person with talent, or a person without talent, etc., etc., etc., then whatever you are, that is the very best design for you. To fight it, is to go against Gods plan, for you.
And it does not give you any disadvantage with respect to anyone else. Only the world promotes competition, and classes, and ranks and so forth.
God designs everyone with many variables in their lives.
Your challenge is not with others, but with yourself.
Anyone can be successful in their spiritual life, if only they follow Gods spiritual process and design.
In the world, people who depend on the world or their talent or their connections, are depending and relying on things that are temporary and will end when they die. And everyone dies.
But in the spiritual life, people who focus on their spiritual advancement, will succeed, regardless of their human status. And success that will last for all of eternity, is infinitely better than any success in this world.
Better to be poor now, and advance in your spiritual life and then be a mega-trillionaire for all of eternity in heaven, than to be a billionaire or even a celebrity now without a spiritual life, and then be nothing forever.
So, let the world or others go their way.
You just focus on that which is important, namely your spiritual life, and then your eternal success will be more vindication than you could ever accomplish in this world by yourself.