I love my Bible study gals. We are currently working our way through The Love Dare. We began to discuss how we can find ourselves thinking we are entitled to have….. (name your entitlement).
I think sometimes it takes us a lifetime to realize we are truly entitled to very little. Entitlement mentality leads to expectations. Unmet expectations lead to disappointment which leads further down the slippery slope to frustration, anger, bitterness…..
Sometimes we can become overwhelmed with our current circumstances and forget the riches right before our eyes. I have found one sure fire way to pull your entitlement mind into proper perspective, God’s perspective.
Take a look around in your own corner of the world. You will find so many not only in need physically but many who are struggling spiritually in worse, much worse situations than your own. So, today I am thankful the Lord has allowed me to serve others. To be the arms and heart of Jesus.
Today I am thankful for the riches right before my eyes.
I am entitled to death and hell. But I have been given a free gift of an awesome life right now and life in heaven.
How amazing is that?
What are the riches right before your eyes?
Be Blessed, Lynn
If you are journaling along in the 30 day Mind of Christ Experiment, I have something for you to ponder. Write this question: Do I need to examine what I hold in my life as entitlements? What are my riches?
Friday, I have a great post for you so stop back for Mind of Christ and be inspired.
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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.