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Written by By Barray Fraser   
Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

In the book of the prophet Micah, chapter 7, verse 8, we read: “Do not gloat over me, my enemy. Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord God Yahweh will be my light”.

If you find yourself in the middle of a fire that is consuming you and everything you have, which comes and goes repeatedly, which of these two people will you prefer to be with you? The person who will sit with you in the fire and pity you till someone comes to rescue you. Therefore, you never find out the source of the fire nor how to come out and quench it, because someone helped you out. Or the person who will come to push you to get out of the fire by yourself, and teach you how to overcome it yourself?

Most of us initially love the person who pities us, and hate the person who pushes us. But after we have suffered for so long and want a change, we begin to appreciate the person who enlivens us, because they help shorten our time in the fire until it stops, as we completely eliminate the source. There is no problem in the world the Lord cannot solve, but His hands are tied if we refuse to align ourselves with His principles. For example, God had the Promised Land available for the people of Israel, but He couldn’t give it to them, because they refused to go in and take it when He told them to, because of self pity. However, Joshua and Caleb spoke of trust in God’s power that had been given to His people. They became the only older people who went in with the next generation.

Learn to drive pity out of your life, using power and inspiration from God.

How can I help you? Write to: Pastor Barry, P.O. Box 707, Belmopan.