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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Don't Give In to Self-Pity - by Joyce Meyer Ministries daily devotion 27 December Wednesday

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
— Jeremiah 29:11
Self-pity is a destructive and negative emotion. It blinds us to our blessings and the possibilities before us and it steals our hope for both today and tomorrow. People who pity themselves often think, Why should I try to do anything? I’ll just fail.
Self-pity is actually idolatry because it is self-focus carried to the extreme. When we allow ourselves to fall into self-pity, we are essentially rejecting God’s love and His ability to change things.
I encourage you not to waste one more day of your life in self-pity. When you lose hope and begin to feel sorry for yourself, stop and say: “I refuse to feel sorry for myself. I may be in a difficult season of life right now, but I will not stop hoping for better things!”
God has thoughts and plans for your good, to give you hope for your future. If you will hold on to your hope by keeping your focus and faith in Jesus, amazing things will happen in your life!
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