Monday, April 23, 2018

Destined for a Crown but Choosing the PIT

Many people are living far below their destiny because they want to.  Oh, they will deny it, but they do.  They would rather live in their chosen familiar pit than wear the Crown and be the Prince they were supposed to be. They blame circumstances and others for their situation.  All this in opposition to the word of God:

Psalms 103:4 says: --- who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy

Now that is either true or it's not.  You make the choice. He's already done it.  He needs you to get out of there.   He keeps saying it over and over, almost like you are supposed to believe it.  What would our life be like if we believed the BIBLE was TRUE.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me

1 Samuel 2:8
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with Princes, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them."

Psalm 113:7
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill

YET in spite of knowing and quoting all these there are many who are stuck in the pit, waiting for someone to lift them out.  God is looking for you, he sees you far above your dumpster diving life.  He wants more for you.  You were made for better.

Some of the PITS in which some people have decided to pitch their tent are:

  • The PIT of Fear (fear of man being huge)
  • The PIT of Addiction (sex, drugs, alcohol, relationships)
  • The PIT of Victimization, Victim-hood and Poor me
  • The PIT of Resentment of others better or worse off than me
  • The PIT of Anger against everyone different from them
  • The PIT of Entitlement (I have this coming to me, I deserve it)
  • The PIT of Ignorance (this is a big one, ignoring the truth for a lie) 
  • The PIT of Deception (unwilling to ask the question, REALLY? falling prey)
  • The PIT of Poverty (calling in misfortune in the name of being UNDER)
  • The PIT of Hurts (you have no idea what it's like)
  • The PIT of Impossible (I could never do that)
  • The PIT of Depression (this is a real comfort zone for many)
  • The PIT of Escapism in Theology (Never really embracing the Kingdom)
The Pit you find yourself in is one you choose.  Getting out of it, finding help is also a choice.  Telling the truth to YOU is the big deal.  In fact the Pit SHOULD be a place of JOY because you know that the CROWN is coming.  Your ashes will be turned into Beauty once you exit the pit.

It is sobering is that people will die in the PIT.. they will be buried in the PIT and never having discovered life beyond the Pit.  It's a horrid way to live and die.  You were created for more than this.


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