Self Productivity vs. Self Pity


Hi Everybody!

god-will-never-leave-you-emptyIt’s been a while since I last posted anything on here, and I apologize since it’s been kind of up and down for me lately. For those that haven’t read one of my previous posts, I got laid off from my job recently, and I have been going through the job search phase and keeping my hopes up and keeping my faith alive. I keep speaking positive into my situation, and will believe that this time of unemployment shall pass. Either way, I am enjoying the time I have to spend with the Lord each day. I get to pray and seek His face each day as I wonder what will tomorrow bring?

The way I see it, it’s better to be productive rather than sit around milling about thinking of what could have been, but wasn’t, what should have been, but isn’t. It leads a person down the road to self-pity land which is a place I refuse to go to. Sometimes, when things like a job or a family member or a loved one is snatched away from you, you run the chance of choosing to operate in one of two attitudes; one that is grateful for the grace of God that is on your life that helps you see each day is in God’s hands, or one that is hateful towards God and despises the joy of others while you are in your own perceived trial or test. One way or another, it’s better to live a life filled with GRATITUDE in your ATTITUDE rather than operate with with DISRESPECT and SELF-ENTITLEMENT.

In a way, no one owes you anything and people who live humbly are often the ones who live with gratitude in their hearts. Everything in this world belongs to God and God owes us nothing and yet He still gave us His beloved and begotten Son Jesus, to die for us and resurrect for us in fulfillment of the scriptures to save us from the price of living in sin which is death. God wants all of us to have life and LIVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY!

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

The greatest way to live in life is not seeking pity from others about your circumstances, but seeking a reason to Give the Lord PRAISE EVERYDAY!!!!

God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM! The question is, do we really believe that and are we truly seeking His face?

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

It is so important to give the Lord Praise everyday, because nothing in this life is secure nor permanent since life is transient and temporary. However, we all have the ability to secure our lives in Jesus Christ by making it a point to live productive lives worshiping our King of kings through acts of kindness, being representatives of His grace in our daily encounters with people everyday which include the workplace, family, or church. We all have a duty to remain productive.

Self-pity is self-seeking behaviour…and NOT a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Provision
It is a choice to choose to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE (solution focused thinking) versus SELF-PITY (self-seeking, arrogant, prideful and self-entitled behavioural thinking).

CHOOSE to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE because such people find solutions and more answers to questions than those who are self-focused individuals that cannot see past their own mirror and see that the very answers that they seek concerning their trial or situation may very well lie within them.

The Key to remaining SELF-PRODUCTIVE…. is by keeping the right focus. FOCUS ON GOD!

Stop focusing on  yourself if you are because the rewards that God has for His people are only for those who are ACTIVELY and DILIGENTLY SEEKING HIM.

Question: Who are you seeking? What are you seeking? Are you Seeking God?

I believe that the Holy Spirit in me has been stirring me up to say to somebody today who maybe reading this post that:

“You’ve got to stop focusing on yourself and start seeking things of the Kingdom because all your treasures, all your prosperity, all your opportunities are wrapped up in JESUS!”.

If you don’t have Him in your heart…you will seek things of this world in vain and will not obtain the fullness of Joy that the treasures you attempt to store up  here on earth bring. 270205_530379613647954_1757161617_n

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Psalm 16:11
You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Today, Choose to be SELF-PRODUCTIVE have a solution-focused mindset rather than a defeatist attitude.  God works with FAITH…not with FAITHLESSNESS and SELFISHNESS.  It is impossible to please God without Faith (Hebrews 11:6)… if that is what you lack, then be productive, and WORK OUT YOUR FAITH with much reverential fear and trembling.

I have here  two songs to minister to you today. One by J. Moss called God’s Got It. It ministers to me and it’s a bit upbeat but I pray it ministers to you today.

The other is my Jason Nelson called Shifting the Atmosphere. May these worship songs bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!

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