I want to continue being real with each of you. I have noticed times in my life when I am pouting about something. I get discouraged thinking about how it’s possible for a 46-year-old man to still be reacting in such a way. I recently shared this concern with a group of grown men I'm close with, only to find out that some of them too find themselves at times acting the same way in their own lives. When we think of pouting, we often think of a young child throwing a tantrum. And we try to quickly redirect that child's actions so they don't grow up to act in such a way. Who knows what the Lord is thinking when He sees His children pouting.
A closely related word to pouting is self-pity. Below is an article from gotquestions.org that will assist those of us who at times struggle in this area to work on overcoming pouting/self-pity. I pray that each of us will take some time for some self-examination concerning this issue and then ask the Lord what His next steps are for each of us.
Practicing His Presence,
Article: What does the Bible say about self-pity? From gotquestions.org.
Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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