πŸ”» ENTITLED OR NOT? πŸ€”

Entitled mindset - Are you entitled to these?

I know it’s a thing for us as humans to desire that people meet our needs. And we feel like they owe us something maybe because of our level of relationship with them.

So for example, a lady who is in a stage of life you would consider “a grown-up” starts to have this attitude build up, just because her parents or guardians are unable to give her something or provide for her needs as promised.

We need to know that as much as we have people God has given the grace to meet our needs and they provide for us. We should never get to that state that we exchange their frail selves for God!.

God as God - Unlimited - Man as Man - Frail

God is unlimited and He alone is the one we should set the focus on, always.

We shouldn’t get to the point where we now make them our all and when they disappoint, we are left devastated. πŸ˜ͺ

And another part is knowing that no one owes us anything. It’s only grace that has enabled them to act on our behalf. So instead of getting upset because someone is unable to meet our needs why don’t we take it to the one who is unhindered and unlimited?. He is the God of all flesh. And He is unstoppable in His dealings. And a vivid example of His goodness is in the giving of His beloved son (Himself) for us. Regardless of all the oppositions, Christ faced with Pharisees and Sadducees and the people He ministered to, etc. He still followed through. And He was able to because He is Grace Himself.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ is with your spirit.

Philippians 4:23 (AMP)

Whereas, man depends on this grace of His, to act.

So when next you are about to fret or get all worked up just because someone is not following through as promised, look up!. πŸ™Œ

Look up - He brightens our day with His hope

I always say that I love nature a lot and the reason why I do is that it reminds me, that there is a God that sustains all these things – the flowers, trees, birds, animals, the changing clouds, etc. And these things for a fact, don’t have someone or people, that is like tending to it on a daily basis. But these are still fed daily. God equips some of these plants to grow, even in the desert and they are still sustained. And you are made in His exact image, do you think He would show up less for you?.

Give it a thought while you meditate on these verses:

Then God said, β€œLet Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.”

Genesis 1:26 (AMP)

And,

What is the man that You [should] magnify him [and think him important]? And that You are concerned about him? And that You examine him every morning And try and test him every moment?

Job 7:17‭-‬18 (AMP)

You mean the most to Him - Loved - His eyes are upon you

Lean away from the entitlement mindset and lean towards your utmost source – God!.

Lean upward - Look up

Blessings. πŸ™

Happy new week. πŸ€—

πŸ”˜#HCCounsels#πŸ”˜

52 Comments Add yours

  1. jarilissima says:

    Wonderful blog post! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thank you so much Jaril. ❀
      Do have a blessed day, today. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  2. clearreveal says:

    I like how you said, no one owes us anything . No one can give us the love, joy and hope that God can give us. We can look to Him and know that He has everything we will ever want.
    God Bless

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    1. Smiles. Me too. πŸ˜‡
      Absolutely. πŸ’―
      Yes!. He is our resource bank. πŸ’ƒ
      Amen. And you too. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much for your comments. πŸ€—

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  3. jesusluvsall says:

    After reading your post, I am thinking about the Lauren Daigle song Look Up Child

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    1. Smiles. I will check for the song. I hope I can download it. 😊
      Yes big bro. We should learn to look up to our father!. πŸ™Œ

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  4. Great post, well put together. πŸ‘

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smiles. πŸ˜‡πŸ™Œ
      Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a blessed day, today. πŸ™‚

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  5. This statement says it quite well, β€œ Lean away from the entitlement mindset and lean towards your utmost source – God!.”. Love it 😊

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    1. Smiles. I love it too!. 😊
      We should refocus and reposition. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  6. gifted50 says:

    Happy new week my sister. I am so grateful that God magnifies me and loves, protects and heals me always.
    Be blessed my dear, your message is always inspired.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sis. πŸ€—And a new month too. I just remembered when I read your “happy new week….”. 😊
      Yes!, He does. And He will continue too. πŸ’ƒπŸ’―
      Amen. And you too. ❀
      Smiles. All thanks to God. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead. πŸ˜‡

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  7. Precious One says:

    Absolutely on point, Mercy. This is a needed reminder for us at all stages in our lives – to not be so fixated on another that their absence will leave us devastated. It almost point to them becoming an idol in our hearts.

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    1. Smiles. πŸ™Œ
      Yes sis. We really should watch out for it. There is a thin line for us in it. This has been a lesson for me in the past months, when some promises failed and it almost shut me down. Till I realised I had not been trusting God, instead I was holding people’s promises about His. πŸ˜ͺ
      Happy new month. ❀

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      1. Precious One says:

        Hmm, timely lessons indeed.
        Happy New Month my love ❀️

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        1. Yes sis. πŸ™Œ
          Thank you. ❀❀

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        2. Precious One says:

          ❀️❀️

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  8. Maurice says:

    Very very encouraging Herry. God bless you!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. πŸ€—
      Amen. And you too. πŸ™
      Thank you, Maurice. πŸ€—
      Happy new month. πŸ’ƒ Greetings to the family too. πŸ™‚

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  9. Michelle says:

    Such an encouraging post! We should always look to God 1st. ❀️

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thank you so much, Ma’am. ❀
      Yes!. We should – always!. πŸ™‚
      Happy new month. 😊 πŸ’ƒ

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  10. Israel says:

    Nice piece
    Truly, our sufficiency is in Him..

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    1. Thank you so much, bro. πŸ€—
      Yes!. It is. πŸ™Œ
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  11. Dawn says:

    Indeed God is our Source! People change, but God never changes. He allows people to be a blessing to us, but we must never forget to keep our eyes on Him. He is the only One who never changes and never fails. Thanks little sis! ✝️❀️

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    1. Yes big sis. πŸ’―
      He never changes. πŸ™Œ
      Absolutely!. Our gaze should remain on Him.
      Yes. He is the unfailing one. πŸ™Œ
      You are welcome. ❀
      Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Happy new month too. πŸ’ƒ

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      1. Dawn says:

        Happy new month little sis! ❀️❀️❀️

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Thank you. ❀❀

          Liked by 1 person

  12. Sheree says:

    Happy new week to you too!
    PS Great graphics!

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    1. Aww. Thank you so much, ma’am. ❀❀

      Liked by 1 person

  13. very timely topic. Lets set our attention, strength, love and mindset on things above. Be blessed.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Yes!. We should. πŸ’―
      Amen. πŸ™ And you too. ❀
      Happy new month. πŸ€—

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  14. jlp260 says:

    The Lord takes care of and provides for His people. In decisions and direction it is important to seek Him. People in our lives may come and go but the Lord is a constant presence.

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    1. Yes ma’am. He is a good father to us. πŸ™Œ
      Yes!!. I affirm this!.
      I always say to myself – God is the only unchanging and infallible one!. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much for your comments. ❀
      Happy new month. πŸ€—

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  15. Kally says:

    Love the graphics, Herry. Wise words from you again. I am humbled and always appreciative.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much, Kally. ❀
      Aww. 😊 All to Him. πŸ™Œ
      Smiles. I am grateful too. πŸ€—
      Happy new month. πŸ€—

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  16. Awesome!

    God is truly the only one we should look up to for sustenance!

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

      Yes sis. He is!!.
      Thank you so much. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  17. We can’t live our lives as dependants. There is no challenged free life, as a matter everyone has his/her own needs to meet. One of the hardest law of faith is the “law of absolutely dependency” looking unto men for help disqualifies us from God’s help. Dan.11:32 says, the people that know their God shall he strong and do exploits. We don’t need to know any mortal man to cause waves in our generation. And God has no delight in the legs of man neither the strength of the horse. Let’s put our trust in God. Thanks, God bless your heartπŸ™‚

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    1. Hmm. True, we all have needs that need to be met. πŸ€”
      True!. Our total dependence should be on God. πŸ’―
      Amen. Thank you so much for your comments, Bro. I appreciate it. πŸ™‚
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  18. Penzi says:

    Is it not amazing how God bridges distance to bring a timely word for you?

    Thank you for this post.

    Reminds me of the Scripture that says cursed is the man who puts his trust in fellow man. Jeremiah 17:5.

    God bless you for sharing.

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    1. Yes bro. He is all shades of amazing. 😊

      You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Bless God for it all. πŸ™Œ

      Hmm. A verse to ponder on indeed.
      May we always put our trust in Him. πŸ™

      Amen. And you too.
      A blessed weekend today. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      You are welcome. πŸ€—πŸ™‚

      Like

  19. Entitlement is a big problem with many of today’s young people. You are right no one owes us anything accept love!😊

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    1. Hmm. This is true!.
      We can get so caught up in it.
      Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and yours. πŸ™πŸ˜Š

      Like

  20. Penzi says:

    Thank you. Blessed weekend too

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  21. Beautiful.. inspiring words…

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    1. Thanks a lot. ❀
      I am glad knowing it inspired you. πŸ€—
      Wishing you a great day today.

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      1. U too😊😊

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        1. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  22. Amen! God can and will meet all our needs (not necessarily our wants). And while we owe Him everything, He owes us nothing! Everything He gives is from His grace.

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    1. Hmm. This is so true!.
      I agree with you on this, ma’am. πŸ’―
      If not for His grace, where would we be?.
      God is indeed good, towards us. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead. πŸ€—

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