If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians, Chapter 5, verses 25-26.
In high school, I remember running for Sophomore Secretary. (I always remember how to spell secretary, because I spelled it incorrectly on every banner I displayed throughout the school.) My opponent was also a member of the Drill Team. I had tried out for the Drill Team but wasn't selected.
My envy of my opponent led me to tell others that she really didn't deserve the Sophomore Secretary position that I coveted. I told them that her other obligations were too time consuming for her to do a good job for the Sophomore Class.
It was a very humbling experience for me when she won the election for Sophomore Secretary. I hate to think of how spiteful I had been, because I let that position become too important in my life. I definitely wasn't being a very good example to others.
Because this is an example of how I've applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.