A Deadly Pandemic Part 6
What’s the cost?
What will it cost me to abandon my entitlement? The surrendering of my hopes and desires into God’s hands. I’ll have to yield to His Lordship and Authoring. All the longings I’ve lived to satisfy on-my-own will have to be released. Yes, the ones I’ve probably held dearest to my heart.
These illegitimate rights have directed my choices. They’ve guided me through life’s waters like the rudder. And because I’ve pursued my desires through entitlement, my life choices have more likely than not been defective.
Through my doctrine of entitlement, I married a lie of a false hopes based on unsatisfied demands. To be free of that system, I have to leave my entitlement, the driving force of my existence. I’ve hooked my hopes to being author of my own story. Now that fable must end, the completion of a tale of disaster.
Entitlement makes us a slave: an empty shell serving resentment because life isn’t meeting our standards. Without living in our God-given design, we’re void of any true life.
God Authors His Creation
God is perfectly just in His authoring and arranging of my life. He’s my architect and He’ll build out His blueprint. My resistance and rebellion has only diminished my life’s fulfillment. True contentment is only found in His order. Where I’ve chafed and opposed the design, I’ve opened the door to hell. Misery and unhappiness followed in my wake, both for me and for all those around me.
Leaving entitlement is a deep work. It’s the assigned target of our life. We’re appointed by our Creator to address this fight and conquer. Yes, that is right! I said it: appointed. Even our struggle is written into our design.
Our theater of battle was handed down from our Commander. The good news is that we’ll have all we need to defeat entitlement, if we accept the fight.
Overcoming entitlement may not result in the fulfillment of the hopes we dreamt. But it’ll be something so much more satisfying. It’ll be winning our inner peace and perfect joy. We’ll make peace with our design and meet the ‘ME’ that we never knew existed.
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