SELF-PITY IS THE PITS!
“Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young says this about self-pity: “Self-pity is a muddy, bottomless pit. When you fall into it, you tend to go deeper and deeper into the filth… well on your way to depression and darkness. It’s deep. “ As soon as you see yourself believing things that inspire self-pity, you need to deal with it, because self-pity will grow bigger and bigger until it completely dominates your feelings and self-perception. Sarah’s statement that it is a “bottomless pit” perfectly describes self-pity as it quickly grows deeper and deeper.
I know some very nice people who talk about themselves like that. They believe they are not worthy of love, kindness or praise. They say things like, “I could never do that, I’m too uncoordinated.” “I’ll never understand, I’m just not smart enough.” “Are you kidding me? I’m too clumsy to try that!” Self-pity is very destructive. It takes your eyes off God and your problem, magnifies it and makes it dominate your thinking. Fight it, because once you’ve given up, it’s harder to break free again. As soon as you become aware of it, rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Don’t let despair take you – reach out to God and hold on to Him and let Him take you! Sometimes the humble easily fall into this pit. But there is a huge difference between being humble and humbling yourself. Humility is seeing yourself as God sees you—understanding that you are no better than anyone else. But often what starts with the humility of “I’m not better than anyone else” can turn into “I’m not as good as anyone else” and when that lie becomes comfortable, thoughts like “I can’t do this well” arise . “. “I’m not efficient.” and soon it becomes “I’m too stupid to figure it out.” “I’m not organized enough to be reliable…” “I’ll never figure it out” and then : “Don’t ask, I know nothing!” If left untreated, self-pity becomes a trap. The more you participate in it, the deeper the trap becomes until it swallows you whole! Ask God to make you sensitive and averse to it. As soon as you become aware of the first thoughts of self-pity, scold them and think positive thoughts instead. For example, if you think, “I’m a drug. I can’t do anything right.” Rebuke for that. Instead, say: “God has given me many talents, and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13). If you think, “No wonder no one likes me…” rebuke it and say, “The Creator of the universe loves me and I am the apple of His eye!” (Ps 17:8, Proverbs 7:2, Zech 2:8). Learn what the Bible says about you and use its truths to remove self-pitying thoughts and replace them with the truth of God’s Word. I don’t remember where I first saw it, but I’ve never forgotten it: “God made me, and God doesn’t make garbage!” Let us all remember this important statement. This is undeniably true. You are useful, valuable and necessary. God, who created you in His image, loves and cherishes you. You are not an accident, unwanted, unwanted or unloved! We all have the ability and grace within us to be wonderful people, otherwise God would not have created us. Of course, we should be careful not to go the other way and become full of pride: “I don’t need any help.” I know what I’m doing.” which may soon become “I’m way better than them.” But that’s a commitment for another time… For thus says the Lord of hosts: He has sent me for glory to the nations that plunder you; for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.” Zechariah 2:8 NKJ 23.7 Self-pity is very destructive. It takes your eyes off God and your problem, magnifies it and makes it dominate your thinking. Fight it, because once you’ve given up, it’s harder to break free again. As soon as you become aware of it, rebuke it in the name of Jesus. Don’t let despair take you – reach out to God and hold on to Him and let Him take you!