By: Jessica Huber
The Pity Party! When our expectations do not match with our surroundings and we refuse to bring the moment to God!
The Christian life is not perfect, we have troubles just like anyone else on this planet. We also have temptations to resist within our troubled times, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, and envy come knocking on our door.
We have The “it’s not Fair” moment and the “Why me?” moment. It’s all wrapped up in an ugly invitation to the pity party.
Sure everything you are feeling could possibly stem from the truth, you may really have a valid point as to why you feel this way, but we have to bring this moment to God! This IS the key factor that will determine our Peace. We either bow down to our surroundings or we Bow to God!
It’s our decision which force we allow to consume!
Who do you think sends out the invitation to the Pity Party? Its satan, he wants us to look around at all the things going wrong, and let me tell you, sometimes he gets our attention by blasting us with one JERK of a BUNDLE! We focus on it, we dwell on it, and his plan gets to work, he sets the atmosphere to sooth the flesh! We walk in the door and the beat of the music is 🎶Me -Me -Me-Me-Me! 🎶All the things that justify this moment are served up on a platter. Before we know it, we are munching away, we allow them to magnify the emotions within our body! We get lost in the self pity and no longer hear the reminder of Who’s in control! While we are attending this party, we block out the voice of The Lord and forget His Power and His Promises.
We all have these moments!
When I catch myself in a moment like this it’s usually while I’m dancing away to the beat! I will not even try to deny stepping foot into a pity party. Oh ya I’v gone in, I’v gotten sucked in, I’v had a couple snacks, but at some point you have to welcome the Voice of The Lord.
You Let God burst in like the Father that He is! HEAR His Voice!! “CHILD …WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”
“I know it’s not fair, I know this situation pains you.” “I know that in your eyes it could be so much better, but that is not where you are right now.” “You know Me and you know that I work All things for the good of those who love me.” “Trust!” “You are going to get through this because you know my truth.” ” I wouldn’t allow for you to be in this season if It didn’t fit into a bigger picture.” “There is not a spot that you stand on, in which the great I AM is unaware of!” “Remember you have Purpose, You are MINE and I will not leave you!” “Now put down that jealousy, put down that self pity, put down that bitterness and Hand it over!”
He may even say, “get away from those friends who encouraged you to come here!” “Maybe it would be a good idea to stay away from them.”
Allow Father God to select the friends you hang out with, friends that will remind you of His voice! Be the friend who will guide others to His truth. Link arms and walk away from the invitation!
Let’s picture God Literally snatching us out of the party and dragging us home!
Because if we think about it, within a moment of turmoil we truly behave like immature, self entitled, juveniles! We are Unwilling to listen to the voice of reason when the party is cranked up to its full volume. What Trust? It Goes out the window!
Guys God’s Voice has to override! It has to rise above the noise!
Christians do not have a free pass when it comes to the struggles of life. We have temptations, we have episodes of doubt, we do not always respond the way we should. We do not always have it all together like some may think! But we Do have a Savior, we have a Relationship with Our Maker! The One Who steps in when we are tempted to be consumed. He is our steady within the chaos!
If we refuse to listen to His council when things get crazy, we are sure to get swept up and carried away, even worse we tend to invite others to come along.
Listen to His Voice!
He not only knows us better than anyone, but he knows our situation better than anyone. We have a God who is empathetic to our earthly trials. Remember, He was here in the flesh!
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
Let His Voice give you the discernment to keep you out of the pity party.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Let’s face it, we all get a little caught up in self pity from time to time. Learn to catch yourself before you end up getting cozy. Reach out to God for HIS Invitation. His Love and Truth is waiting to guide you back Home.