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Gratitude Attitude: 3 ways to tackle self-pity with gratitude

Things never go my way.
I’m always messing up.
They never listen to me.
I don’t matter.

Ever had any of these thoughts? I know I have—more than I care to admit.

I get it. Some days are hard. Sometimes we make mistakes.

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” 1 Timothy 4:4-6

If you are ready to kick self-pity to the curb so you can grow in your relationship with Christ and create a healthier life, try these three steps.

Try it out and see what happens.

self pity
self pity

Write it out.

Intentionally choosing gratitude aligns our focus back on praise. We shift our thoughts from our lack, our problems, our worries, and our bad attitudes back to Christ. In everything, we can give thanks to the one who has given His all.

Before you know it, gratitude will be a part of who you are.

Cheering you on,

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17 comments on “Gratitude Attitude: 3 ways to tackle self-pity with gratitude

  1. ladycimonne

    I keep a gratitude journal and let me say, it has changed my perspective in so many situations! This was helpful and gave me even more insight into some of my behaviors! We all have growing to do 🙂

  2. I don’t journal nearly as much as I should. I really need to set aside time to focus on a theme for my journal, like gratitude or overflow.

  3. I’ve never been one to pity myself, as a kid I learned that it wouldn’t help anything I had going on. I write a lot though, and that allows me to keep my mind in a healthy place.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      That is great Mimi! Pity doesn’t help anyone or anything. Writing is very therapeutic and helps us to stay focused on the right things.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I’m with Mimi. I’ve never done the self-pity bit. But this is helpful for those who have.

  5. Thank you Mamie for your positive and helpful posts. While I don’t have an issue with self-pity, like being reminded to keep up with my gratitude Journal.

    • Mamie L. Pack

      Oh, keeping up with that gratitude journal will definitely help with cultivating a grateful heart.

  6. I’ve known so many people stuck in self-pity. I agree that trying to see the good in the situation and trusting that God will bring about something even better for us is what helps people snap out of the self-pity.

  7. This is the kick in the pants I need!! I have a daily journal prompt about gratitude, and last night…. again….. I didn’t write anything. Last night I felt a stirring about “why aren’t you completing what you’re grateful about Chrissie?” And this morning…. here’s a blog post, where I sense I’m being disciplined by the Spirit through you Mamie. I will be better at this! I will! Thank you for sharing this post. It’s something I truly sense the Lord wants to speak to me on, and you’re right, it does win the fight against self pity. Bless you xx

  8. staciesayzso

    Say it write it and think it. This is so good! I’m going to really try to remember this next time my stinkin thinkin rears its ugly head.

  9. Oh man, so so true!! I used to be a complainer (and I still go right back to that spot sometimes!). God convicted me and I have used these same things to stop…You are so right, our little pity parties completely rob us of the good God has laid out for us. We just have to open our eyes!

  10. Thank you so much for the timely reminder that seld pity serves no purpose. I will try these steps to stay on track.

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