Six Mindsets to Eliminate From Your Life, Part 4
Self-Pity Isn’t Worth It
Related to self-centered thinking is “feeling sorry for yourself,” better known as self-pity. When you begin thinking about how bad it is for you, you’re walking down a path to oppression, which leads to despair and, ultimately, to death. You cannot allow self-pity to go unchecked in your life.
This kind of thinking sounds like, “Look how bad it is … I can’t do anything about this … I’m hemmed in … It’s not fair … Somebody else is affecting the quality of my life….” You start feeling sorry for yourself.
The Bible says we are to give thanks in all things and rejoice in the Lord. Weaning your mind of self-pity is how you grow up spiritually. It is coming to a place of trusting God so He can meet your need.
Part five—and the fifth mindset to wean yourself from—will be posted next Thursday.