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Are you Entitled?


Do you know anyone in the “Entitlement Club?”

You know the club that gives you permission to think you are entitled to whatever?

Well, I blame Adam. He started it when Eve showed up. Prior to Eve, not sure what Adam did about throwing his leaves and sandals around. As soon as she arrived on the scene Adam got sloppy. He must have missed God’s memo that said, “Eve was not put on this earth to pick up his dirty socks, underwear and clothes.” Oh, he was naked.

Anyway after Adam sinned he started wearing something. Somehow he got the idea Eve could follow him around and unclutter his clutter for him. So not only do I blame Adam for sinning, I blame him for passing down to generations of men this unruly, debasing folly we women endure on a daily basis.

I can say this coming from a family of many men who attached themselves to Adam’s handed down traits of mindless games of so-called submission.

This choice to degrade us with their dirty pocket knives left in their pants, muddied hunting boots and caps full of jungle debris is just that, a choice. A trail of other items such as pens, watches, rings and wallets often get close to being washed as they hide in their pockets. Oh yeah; we women are supposed to empty their pockets too before they get washed……

By now I am sure some of you men who read this are going, “ummmmmduh…..” don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about! This is universal!

So now I have made my point, why do we think we deserve anything? Why do men feel we women are their “clutter picker uppers?” Why does the person who can work but won’t because they want the person who does work to give them freebies?

This should strike a chord with many in this nation who are living off of those who tirelessly work for a living. My husband may clutter the house, but he does work very hard.

What is worse is so many honestly believe they deserve to do nothing and get everything! Well, someone has to pay for your bling.

The people who physically can’t work are a different breed. As Christians we are supposed to help those who are really in need.  I am talking to those who can work but won’t.

What is the quote?”Don’t do anything you can get someone else to do for you?”

Proverbs 12: 11 “Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.”

2 Thessalonians 3:10 “For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.”

Sounds to me if you don’t work you don’t eat. So why is our nation bent on giving our hard-earned money to the sluggard? OH! That’s right! Those people deserve it!

Sorry. But you don’t. I stand behind you in the grocery store line as the cashier rings up your WIC items and you pay for food with food stamps. As you walk out the door your iphone rings. Then you crawl into your very large new SUV which is parked beside my little, paid off 2005 PT Cruiser that I bought pre-owned.

I did not make that story up.  It happened a few weeks ago. Sadly, I witness accounts of this nature regularly.

What happened to the integrity of meaningful work for the sense of self-worth? When did we define ourselves as ones who are entitled to live off of others for the sake of laziness?

The truth is no one deserves anything good. We only have what we have and are what we are because of the blood of Jesus Christ. We did nothing. He did it all.

We all fall short of the glory of God. No one gets a free ride. No one is entitled.

Jesus sacrificed more than anyone of us can ever grasp. He gave his life for us even though we didn’t deserve it.

God’s grace in giving us Jesus is pure love and that my friends paid for your bling.

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