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Personalized Pity Party

I am sure in one way or another during your lifetime you have had a pity party. I
call it a “personalized pity party” because you are the only one that comes. We may
have a personalized pity party because things didn’t go right on the job, a
relationship went haywire, a serious health issue arose, we suffered financial
hardship, someone misjudged us, or our suggestions were turned down.

If you haven’t lived long enough to have a personalized pity party, you will
eventually. And, when that happens, let me tell you, no one wants to come to your
pity party even if they knew about it because, not only does the pity party
negatively affect you, but it also affects others. It doesn’t mean that others don’t
love you, but they may not be aware of what’s going on in your life at this season
of time. Everyone has their own issues; this is not something new.

A personalized pity party will drag us down into a hole of depression, rejection,
and loss direction. It’s during these times that we forget the promises that God has
given us. We forget our identity in Christ and we act like castaways, which is
called “Satan’s trap.” The devil wants us to feel disgusted with ourselves and with
others. Then the thoughts come: “How come nobody is calling me, listening to me,
inviting me out?” And the list goes on and on and on. But you see, that is the time
to LOOK UP and realize that God is there. In every situation.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me
and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord,
‘and will bring you back from captivity......’” (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NIV).

You may say to yourself, I’m not in captivity (in prison, invisible chains,
depression, or confined), but you don’t realize you are wrapped up, tied up, and
tangled up in the clutches of the devil. He will keep you there as long as he can.
He will steal your joy, your peace of mind, your purpose, and the calling of Christ
on your life. It’s okay, God allows us to have a pity party periodically, but He does
not want us nor does He expect us to stay in that condition. God gives space to
vent. Now, get up and realize you still have a heavenly job to do.