The chains of entitlement

Having a sense of entitlement can be a huge problem for those of us who live in places like North America and Europe.

The more we have the more we seem to want. And the more we have the more we seem to think we have to have. And the more we have, the more we take it for granted!

That’s why I think Psalm 73:26 is a powerful, sobering and liberating reminder of one of God’s truths: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Think about that for a minute. If you apply it to yourself, it means that your PORTION is God. In other words, your portion isn’t an achievement. It isn’t a certain job. It isn’t a plot of land. And it’s definitely not a crash-and-burn from your past or a failed relationship.

Your PORTION is God.

-This is a powerful truth because it reminds you that God himself is all you truly need.
-This is a sobering truth because it wakes you up from the intoxicating consumerism of our culture.
-This is a liberating truth because it frees you from thinking that your identity is based on your successes (or failures) in life.

Imagine you’re dead—that your time on earth has come to an end. And imagine people you know talking about you. How awesome would it be if some of them said something like this: “Well, one thing’s for sure: They sure had the Lord.”

That’s you. And if it isn’t yet. It can be.

For whatever you’re facing in life, God is more than enough.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

By Matthew Ruttan

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