Thursday, April 19, 2012

I Deserve!

What do you feel like you deserve?  I constantly hear the selfish words "I deserve..." coming out of peoples mouths.  I am no better I have moments where I think I deserve something I do not have.  However, that is exactly the problem in our society of takers.  We are taught in The Bible not to covet what we do not have.  I find myself constantly teaching my son this lesson when he tells me he wants some new toy he sees another child playing with.

I hear the words "I deserve" from a lot of adults and sadly most of them are my Christian friends.  I am going to be brutally honest when I tell you in love that you were not born into this life to "deserve" a certain lifestyle society deems good.  Is it fair for us as children of God to demand that we deserve a better situation, spouse, friend, or even child?  

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  

Are we treating people the way we want to be treated or are we just taking and expecting more?

We all face disappointments but that does not mean we should turn around and start commanding others to do things you want.   As a person who decides to live with using my heart before my brain I am saddened we treat our dear Brothers and Sisters this way.  We were born to serve Christ first of all and to follow His commands.

Matthew 16:24 says, "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."