Scrap the Entitled Attitude!
The Bible says, ‘…through love serve one another.’ In other words, ‘Get rid of the you-owe-me attitude and develop an IOU mindset.’
Some of us think:
1) A lifetime job with good pay and a guaranteed retirement plan at sixty-five come with just being born.
2) Promotion is just a matter of time.
3) Forty hours a week is the maximum endurance for any worker.
4) The last hour of each day is there to make the transition to home easier.
5) A ten-minute coffee break should take at least half-an-hour.
6) A hour-long lunch break should take at least an hour-and-a-half.
7) An equal share of company profits belongs to all workers regardless of their contribution.
What gives us our source of entitlement anyway?
Part of it is found in the middle of the word entitlement itself: ‘title’. We think people ‘owe us’ because of the title we hold in their lives: mother, daughter, brother, girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, friend, donor, pastor, employee, boss, etc. We treat our title as if it were a title deed that gives us the right to whatever benefit we expect. But life doesn’t work that way!
When the Prodigal Son left home and landed in a pig sty, the Bible says, ‘…no one gave him anything’ (Luke 15:16 NKJV). Humbled and slapped with reality, he became willing to work in the servants’ quarters of his father’s house. Fortunately, his father loved him and restored him. But the point is, life ‘owes you’ nothing but an opportunity to study, work hard, grow, and sacrifice to get to where you want to be.
‘…through love serve one another.’ Galatians 5:13 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Mark 16:15; John 1:12; romans 5:8; John 10:10; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 1:18; Mark 1:15; Colossians 3:1-4; Matthew 11:28; John 6:37
Jesus said to them, “go into all the world & preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed & has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave them the right to become children of God! God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! The thief comes only to steal & kill & destroy. I came that you might have life & have it abundantly! For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life! For our sake God made his son to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Jesus Christ we might become the righteousness of God! For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God! The time is fulfilled, & the kingdom of God is at hand; repent & believe in the gospel! Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above! Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died & your life is hidden with Christ in God! When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory! Come to me, all who are weary & heavy-laden, & I will give you rest! All the father gives me will come to me, & whoever comes to me I will never cast out!
It is our prayer that you would hear God calling you today & you would come to Christ today! Never delay!
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