Today’s quote should cause many of my dear readers a pause. A quiet moment to sift through your feelings about what appears to be short changes in life, compared to the life of others. One of the devil’s favorite terms against us is one that seems to be for us, until we pay the penalty for falling into this thought trap.
"The abandonment of self-pity is the beginning of wisdom." Don Talafous.
Don claims a different branch of the faith, but I believe he may be a closet Baptist!
Self-pity comes about due to being convinced that we are being treated unfairly. A couple of manifestations are, “So and So did the same thing, and he/she got off scot-free! It’s just not right.” “I worked like a dog trying to get the promotion and the boss’s son got it.” You get the idea. Life does seem to be unfair, greedy, cruel and psychopath types such as Marx take full advantage of the apparent inequities of living.
When you, by the grace of God, learn to see your life as being a life that God is shaping for His honor and glory and for your long-term benefit; you may learn what Job learned. Job lost his wealth, his daughters and his own health, yet the Bible states concerning Job’s attitude:
Job 1:22 “In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.”
Later, when his wife fussed at him due to all the trouble he replied:
Job 2:10 “But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.”
A modern wrote, “Trouble does one of two things: It leaves us bitter or better. The choice is ours.”
We must learn to check out of the pity party early.
Copyright © 2017 Larry Lilly
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