Strip yourself of an entitlement mindset ~ Pastor Poju Oyemade

Strip yourself of an entitlement mindset  ~ Pastor Poju Oyemade

Strip yourself of an entitlement mindset ~ Pastor Poju Oyemade

An entitled person believes someone else should give him or her from what they have on the basis that they have an existing relationship with that person.

This said association did not in anyway or in comparison to what they now demand directly contribute or guarantee that the person will emerge into what he is today. There are other people who invested far much more into the life of this person and those are not making such demands.

The entitled person gets visibly upset when the said person is not sharing his stuff with them. An example of the entitlement mindset is found in the scriptures when a certain man approached Jesus to compel his brother to divide the inheritance with him.

Jesus made it clear to this man he wasn’t getting involved with that and described the condition of the man’s heart as being covetous further teaching him on how to be successful, how to create opportunities for unusual openings in his life.

Luke 12:13-15 (KJV)
“And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”

It is only when you strip yourself of an entitlement mindset and take responsibility for your life that you will be ready to learn the lessons that bring about the very things your heart longs for.

Get this deep into you, the scriptures teach that even when you help another you shouldn’t do it with the expectation of getting rewarded by the people you helped. Yes, you will be rewarded by God and it is in him you should place your expectation and not make a demand on the spirits of those around you.

Luke 6:34-35 (KJV)
“And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”

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