Do NOT Befriend Self Pity
In my first feature last week I shared with Ambition Magazine readers on how we should understand that hard times will lead to better things. Today we will touch on how self pity should never become a friend when we are going through those hard times.
Majority of us when we are hit with a particular struggle or circumstance we become best friends with self pity. We welcome self pity into our lives. We will not only invite her over for dinner but we will literally allow her to move in.
Joyce Meyers once said that self-pity blinds us of our blessings and the opportunities God has for us. It steals our hope for both today and tomorrow.
When we welcome self pity we are giving up on ourselves. We are allowing our faith to be weakened. We lose hope and we stop expecting better things. We no longer believe that what is impossible with man is more than possible with God. Never stop hoping for and expecting better things.
In my Hard Times Will Lead You to Better Things feature posted last week, I mentioned how the greatest gift that God has blessed us with is the power of choice. We can choose to welcome self pity into our lives. Or we can refuse to feel sorry for ourselves.
When I get down and out and I feel myself starting to fall victim to self pity….. I quickly remind myself “Jessie pity does NOT know you; get it together!! In the mist of our struggles we have to remember to encourage ourselves because there may not always be someone else around to encourage us. Sometimes God takes us through things that will help us recognize our own strengths.
So in the mist of struggles it is okay to say “yes I may be struggling right now”. Yes I may be going through right now. Nothing in my life seems to want to go right for me during this season. However, I am a child of the Most High who has the power to turn a bad situation into a wonderful testimony. So instead of falling victim to self pity, pray to Him for strength to get through the test. For there is no testimony without a test and never forget that hard times will only lead to better things.