An Attitude of Gratitude will drive WHAT I DO because I’ll know WHY I DO IT.
Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
This statement and verse combo are very convicting to me. Probably because I spend more time doing things out an attitude of entitlement without realizing WHY I’m doing them. This seems to be harder to address than just trying to filter my words and express gratitude.
Here’s why… The core of entitlement is selfishness.
It’s all about me. When this attitude lives out in my life, I am consumed with making every decision and seeing every circumstance through the lens of me–colored glasses. No matter what is happening, I am filtering all of it through me–colored glasses and allowing it to store up entitlement in my heart. Continue reading