Get Over It
Too many people go through life thinking somebody owes them something. If they didn’t have a perfect childhood, they’re angry at their parents. If they were laid off after many years with a company, they’re upset with their bosses. Or maybe they came down with an illness. Life threw them a curve. Now, they have a chip on their shoulder and bitterness on the inside. They ask: “If God was so good, how could He let this happen to me?”
But, God never promised life would be fair. He did promise that if you stay in faith. He would take what is meant for your harm and use it to your advantage. Nothing that happens to you is a surprise to God. The people who raised you might not have given you everything you needed. It might not have been fair. But that didn’t catch God off guard.
Don’t think you were cheated and use it as an excuse to be bitter. If you get over it, God will still get you to where you’re supposed to be. The person who did you wrong in a relationship, the betrayal, or the divorce might have caused you pain, but if you get over it, quit reliving all the hurt, and move forward, then you’ll come to the new beginning God has in store.
My message is very simple and I offer it with respect: get over whatever wrongs have been done to you.
Maybe you are single and all your friends are married. Get over it.
Don’t let bitter feelings take root. That attitude will only keep the right person from entering your life.
Maybe you wish you’d been born into a different family or in a different country. Get over it. God knows what He’s doing. God wasn’t having a bad day when He created you. You are not at a disadvantage. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.
I have heard it said, “You can be pitiful or you can be powerful, but you cannot be both.” Instead of sitting around thinking about all the reasons you have to feel sorry for yourself, take the hand you’ve been dealt and make the most of it. Nothing that you’ve been through has to keep you becoming all God’s created you to be.
Sometimes we may be tempted to think, “If I had a different life I’d be better off. If I had his talent or her family or their house, things would be great.” But don’t compare your situation to anyone else’s. You’re not running their race.
It may seem like others have more advantages, or more going for them, but God has given you the grace you need to fulfill your destiny. You’re not anointed to be them. You are anointed to be you.
Shake off any self-pity and any bitterness. Your attitude should be: “Nobody owes me anything. I am not at a disadvantage. I didn’t get left out, shortchanged, passed over, or cheated. I am equipped, empowered and anointed. All the forces of darkness cannot keep me from my destiny.”
Your time is too valuable, you assignment too important, to go through life thinking about what you didn’t get, who hurt you, and didn’t work out. That is a trick of the enemy to get you distracted and wasting valuable energy on things that don’t matter. He would love to keep you discouraged, in self-pity, blaming others, blaming yourself, and even blaming God.
I’m asking you to get over anything holding you back: A bad attitude. An offense. What somebody did to you? A mistake you made. Don’t be pitiful when you can be powerful. The Creator of the universe breathed His life into you. Every day of your life already has been written in God’s book. The good news is that your book ends in victory.
We all go through tough times, but we’re not supposed to stay there. Keep turning the page and you’ll come to another victory.
God knew there’d be unfair situations in your life. That’s why He’s arranged a comeback for every setback, a vindication for every wrong, and a new beginning for every disappointment. Don’t let one bad break, a divorce, or a rough childhood cause you to sour on life.
If your boss didn’t give you the promotion, get over it. God has something better in store. If certain “friends” leave you out, and won’t give you their approval, get over it. You don’t need their approval. Don’t play up to them or try to win them over. You have Almighty God’s approval, that’s all that matters.
Maybe your business didn’t make it. You had a setback. Now you think, “What did I do wrong? I blew it. This is the end.” No, get over it. Don’t condemn yourself. You are not a failure. You took a step of faith, and a door closed. That means you’re one step closer to an open door.
When you are knocked down, don’t stay down. Get back up again. Nothing good will happen as long as you’re down on yourself, down on life, focused on your mistakes and your disadvantages. That attitude will keep you from the amazing future God has in store.
You may be dealing with a sickness, and my heart goes out to you. I will stand in faith with you. But don’t you dare sit around nursing your wounds, thinking, “Poor old me. I guess my life is over. I’ve got this disadvantage.”
Instead, fight the good fight of faith. God did not bring you this far to leave you.When the going gets tough, the tough have to get going. Get over the disappointment. Get over the self-pity. Get over the doubt.
You have been armed with strength for this battle. No weapon formed against you will proper. Nothing can snatch you out of God’s hand. The enemy doesn’t have the final say; God has the final say. And He says the number of your days He will fulfill. So keep turning the page, praying, believing, being your best, being good to other people, and you will come into another chapter, a chapter of victory.
Think about the story of Job. He had a lot to get over. He lost his health, his family, and his business. If anybody had a right, at least in the natural, to have a chip on his shoulder, to be angry and bitter, it would have to be Job. He was a good man. He loved God. He was being his best. Yet his life was turned upside down.
The Scripture says, “Rain falls on the just and the unjust.” I’d love to tell you that if you have the faith and you love God, then you’d never have any difficulties. But that’s not reality. I can tell you when the storms come, if you’ve got your house built upon the rock, if you’ve got an unshakable confidence in God, if you know the Lord as your shepherd, then the storm will come, but you will not be defeated.
When it’s all said and done, you may go through the fire, through the flood, and through the famine, but you’ll come out standing strong. Don’t be discouraged by the storm. Don’t fall into self-pity. “I don’t know what I did wrong.” You may not have done anything wrong. Maybe it’s because you’re doing something right. You may be taking new ground for the Kingdom. You’re setting a new standard for your family. The enemy will not roll out the red carpet to allow you to fulfill your destiny. But know this: the forces for you are greater than the forces against you.
Job could have given up on life, blamed God, and thought, “Just my luck. I do my best and look what happens to me.” Instead, right in the middle of his challenges, when he could have been bitter and sour, he looked up to the heavens and said, “Though he slays me, yet will I trust Him.”
He was saying in effect, “No matter what comes my way, I’m not getting bitter, angry, offended, or carrying a chip on my shoulder. My situation may not be fair. But I know a secret. My God is still on the Throne. He will make my wrongs right. I may not like it, but I’m going to get over it and keep moving forward.”
Nine months later, Job came out with twice what he had before. When you get over it, you position yourself for double. When you have a good attitude even though life has thrown you curve, get ready for double. When you go through life being your best, even though it seems like you’re at a disadvantage, get ready for double.
Your thoughts may tell you that you aren’t as talented, as influential, or as advantaged as others, but you know better than to believe those lies. Instead of becoming depressed, you shake it off, knowing that you have been made in the image of Almighty God. You have royal blood flowing through your veins.
You don’t let what people say or tough circumstances pull you down. No matter what comes your way, you get over it and keep moving forward. When you do that, you better get ready. God says to you what He said to Job, “Double is coming your way.”
Double the joy. Double the peace. Double the favor.