This chapter hit me between the eyes.
I realized something about myself – I struggle with entitlement. It is not something I have ever really thought about before. My family and I live a fairly frugal lifestyle, within our means.
Even still, I catch myself, every once in a while thinking:
- I deserve that new purse.
- I deserve to have nice clothes.
- I deserve to have a car.
- I deserve this job.
- I deserve to go on vacation.
The truth of the matter is I don’t.
None of these things are deserved.
They are gifts.
By counting gifts, I find myself learning how to live in a state of awe even when life feels very ordinary.
It take prayer, diligence and time to cultivate a spirit of going lower, doesn’t it?
How can I go lower in my life? How can you?
What can we as believers do to live a life that is full of humility and gratitude?
This week, during your quiet times, ask God to reveal to you what you feel entitled to, then take time to give thanks for those blessings. And, if you feel compelled, share what you discover here in the comments. Of course, you can always share your seed, water and grow too!
We are so thankful for each of you.