I started to think about Spiritual Entitlement today and what that means. I have known people who have lived like hell with no regard for God or good and are angry at God that He doesn't do something better in their life. I know good believing people who decide to do things for God that He had no plans for them to do. May be He did have plans to do but not until they had been trained in the spirit to do it. When these people get out on a limb with their work for God and He doesn't do the miracles they expected , they are angry at God.
I am learning there are terms of endearment with God just like any other relationship. A country and its people have a relationship that an illegal person does not but can begin one. Parents have a relationship with their children and they provide for them to a certain point. Hopefully a good parent teaches a child to be a contributor to the family's benefit and then the child benefits too. I have seen the entitlement children being given much with little required in return and they are not grateful for what they have and still expect more. Perhaps the children do their chores begrudgingly and and fill the house with animosity.
Of course I have to turn this inward and ask God "do I have any spiritual entitlement going on?".
I am thinking I need to take stock of all I have to be grateful for. Then I have to ask myself am I grateful enough? What is grateful enough or is it never ending? I am thinking an attitude of gratitude is never ending. Indulging in gratitude seems to lift my spirits and engage my heart and body into a joyful place. Gratitude must be some kind of cure for entitlement.
What do you think?