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Is your hand out?

September 8, 2011

Sometimes I feel I deserve certain things.  If I work hard, I expect results.  If I pray, I expect to be blessed.  If I treat others with respect, I expect it in return.  But we all know, the world doesn’t play by our rules.

Sometimes I feel I deserve certain things financially, and it gets me in trouble.  My peers have nicer vehicles, therefore I deserve one.  My parents go on exotic vacations, therefore I deserve to.  I just got a raise, therefore I deserve a larger house.

Entitlement is your enemy.  You must fight against it.  You must remind yourself that everything you have is a gift from God.  Your physical ability to work, your aptitude, your intelligence, your family, the very fact that you live in one of the richest nations in history. All a gift.

With those gifts come responsibilities, not entitlement.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2011 9:51 am

    Amen!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself. (well, I actually tell my kids that, and remind myself of that as well) . Have a Blessed Day.

    • Barry Leathers permalink*
      September 8, 2011 11:15 am

      Thanks Ilene. Been awesome seeing your updates on Jessilyn – praying for you guys!

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