I am so glad I have read, journaled and blogged: Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore. This is our last chapter and it has been such a great reminder for me. See, I know what to do, it’s just doing it. I’m a card carrying member of several “Pit” Help groups: Alnon, AA, Psychotherapy. I have completed Celebrate Recovery twice, taught it twice and recommend it to all women. I AM a Former-Pit-dweller.
The problem is we forget sometimes just how painful that pit really is. Oh, yes, growing pains help to remind us along life’s path of past pain. Consequences reminds us of our yet to suffer pain.
We’ve conquered one or two pits, moved on from 23rd and 54th. Then one will sneak up and we’re on the edge again about to fall or be pushed in.
The biggest lesson I am hearing God say to me right now as I am standing on the edge of one of my last pits is that:
No one has the right to keep me in a pit or to shame me for asking God for His help out.
I can stand confident I am done with that pit! Made my mind up. I hope you also have learned some life changing habits to live by from now on.
I hope you also are confident now that we will know:
- If we feel stuck
- Can’t stand up
- Lost our vision
That it is a pit!
I know now and I hope you do also that we can be:
- Thrown in a pit.
- Slip in a pit.
- Jump in a pit.
Beth reminded us that we have a common enemy. The devil, Satan.
- Wait on God.
- Stand up and watch.
- Make our minds up.
We will be delivered!
We have learned to not hold back the God-song in us, to sing out for God has put a new song in our mouths even when we are still dealing with a pit.
Take life and our deliverance seriously and take it joyfully!
The God of our Universe seeks and surrounds us with Songs of Deliverance.
We have a future beyond the bit and beyond life on earth.
I hope you aren’t one of those Christians who thinks heaven will be like church only all day and all night. Remember the TV Character Mr. T? He would say: “I pity the fool”.
Despite our expectation, heaven is where the action is. Our hearts and minds still need considerable healing as long as somewhere deep inside we still associate fun with sin. No matter what somebody led you to believe, sin is not where all the fun is. As good as life on earth can be at times, this ride will end.
There will be consequences for the devil for messing with us. Poetic justice. Read Revelations 20:1-3. He will get his own pit. A bottomless pit!
“God writes perfect endings.” Beth Moore
- Satan in his Pit!
- Our feet will forever be firmly set up on a rock.
- The air will be clear.
- The view Crystal.
- The fellowship sweet.
The sufferings of his present time won’t even be worthy to compare to the glory revealed to us. Romans 8:18
This anointed book, journal and blog reminds me forever, right there while I was waist deep in a pit for what seemed the thousandth time, Christ stretched out His Mighty Arm reached into the depths, and said in a way I could finally hear, “need a hand?”.