I know that we all have been there. We've all gone through those times when things just were not going right. The past couple weeks have been that way and I found myself questioning God. I would ask things like, "Why are our finances so tight when we have been faithfully serving you?"
"We can't even afford the gas to go walk around a free street fair, what's the deal with that?"
Last week I heard a sermon by one of my favorite speakers and it hit me. I had allowed a spirit of entitlement into my life. I was acting like all of my efforts in serving God were deposits into the "God Bank" and I wanted some withdrawals.
I don't deserve anything. I don't deserve salvation, but I'm so thankful that Christ bought it for me anyway. I don't deserve discounts because I'm a pastor and my family doesn't deserve free rides to various functions because of the ministry in which God has placed us.
GOD DOES NOT OWE ME ANYTHING
I OWE HIM EVERYTHING
I have decided, to once again, submit to God's sovereignty in my life and leave it in his hands.
Who's with me?