Have you ever just been down on yourself? I’m not pretty, everyone overlooks me, no one wants to hang out with me, woe is me. Get over it. Because guess what? Life will always go on. That is a tough lesson to learn. I know, because I have been there. I have been pity, party of 1 more times that I ever should have been!
The pity that I am speaking of is the second definition and just plain feeling sorry for yourself. Realistically speaking, what has complaining ever gotten any of us? The only thing complaining fosters is a bad attitude; in us, in those around us. It breeds negativity.
Exodus 9:16 states “But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
We need to practice Dramatic Faith! We were designed to succeed and any shortcomings are of our own accord. When you start to feel that self pity taking hold, make your prayer Psalms 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
The devil decided to ride to work with me this morning. And as I got on the interstate, I noticed that he was sitting in my front seat. The nerve of him! I was feeling so down about a few things and I was falling fast into that self pity, that wanting to give up, that feeling like my work will not be worth it, it will not pay off. Then I realized who I belonged to. I realized whose I was. And I politely told the devil that he could exit the vehicle. Because I have submitted myself to God, resisting the devil who has no choice but to flee from me! (James 4:7). The devil will not crush my spirit!
My challenge for you today is this: whenever you feel yourself slipping, falling into self pity, depression, negativity, politely tell the devil that he can go. Vocally tell him that he is not welcomed!
I encourage you today. I love you today. And I love on you today with my words. The good thing about being at the bottom is that there is nowhere else to go but up! God is reaching out His hand. All you have to do is grab it.
“And as I lay at the bottom of the pit, I smiled. Because I could see the sky above me, and I knew that was my only goal.” -STW