John 5:5-7 (KJV) And a certain man … had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus … knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, …
If you have ever found a good enough reason to opt out of life, and remain miserable over whatever circumstance you are going through, then you’ve rollicked with self- pity!
… Self-pity never seeks solutions, but only pity. It does this by celebrating her misfortunes and nurturing attention for suffering.
Self-pity is a very destructive attitude as it would rather remain impotent for life than be made whole. All to ‘justify’ the depth of its suffering!
And mark you, self pity never seeks solutions, but only pity. It does this by celebrating her misfortunes and nurturing attention for suffering.
Now, imagine how the devil can use this weapon to tie down a destiny and waste a precious life away rollicking with unnecessary pains, seeking petty attention and affection while life slips by.
What a demonic attitude! What a life!
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Self pity … would rather remain impotent for life than be made whole to ‘justify’ the depth of its suffering!
In the meantime, you’ve caressed that situation a day too long. Would you be made whole? Why not just give it up to Jesus today? Please, pour out your heart to Him and allow Him give you a permanent fix. May He restore your soul and make you whole as you cry out to Him.
Lord, I admit that sometimes, I celebrate the odds against me to generate attention and pity from people around. At those times, I’d rather allow the pain linger and be miserable than be made whole. What a terrible way to live!
Please deliver me from Self-pity, that terrible spirit which seeks to celebrate misfortunes and generate pity rather than Your mercy and compassion. Make me whole indeed: free to stand up, walk away free without a limp from every negative emotions arising from life’s heavy demand and challenges in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Funmi Adebayo (c) 2015