How to Become Spiritually Miserable

miserable-old-manEric Davis offers 13 ways to become spiritually miserable. Each one is worth your consideration and reflection.

  1. Meditate on how you have seemed to receive a “raw deal” when things are hard.
  2. While thinking about your “raw deal,” seek the world’s solutions to soothe yourself.
  3. Ponder often how things used to be so much better for you than they are now.
  4. Operate with a “one-for-you-one-for-me” mentality towards God and people.
  5. Meditate on how little others seem to be doing in comparison to you.
  6. Decrease your ministry and service for Christ and to people because others are not “pulling their weight.”
  7. Meditate on how most people seem to have it easier and better than you.
  8. Prioritize little time for prayer and taking in the word of God.
  9. Grumble and complain, especially about other people in your local church.
  10. Meditate on how no one really understands how hard you have it.
  11. When involved with interpersonal skirmishes and conflict, wait for the other party to initiate peacemaking.
  12. When things get really hard and discouraging in life, distance yourself from the local church.
  13. Rely on your own moral performance for forgiveness of sin and right standing with God.

Read the full post with his explanation of each point here.

About Dana Dill

I'm a Christian, husband, daddy, pastor, professor, and hope to be a friend to pilgrims on their way home.
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