Pity Parties

It is a dangerous thing to feel sorry for yourself.

It’s one thing to be David escaping from his enemies or fighting wars, and another thing to think the world is against you. David literally had people pursuing him to take his life, but thinking that no one cares about you is almost always a state of your own mind. It is a misplaced expectation of the world to think that the world should care about your feelings at every turn.

This internal focus in thinking that ‘what I feel is true’ is very in vogue. It’s the fast food of truth: what you feel can give a good sense of direction, but it is not what you should base every meal on.

Getting caught up in a pity party is one way you don’t want to be partying.

It makes you worry.
It denies that God is good to you.

It sort of relates to a verse I’ve been trying to memorize from a wallpaper:

2 Peter 1

3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

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