WORK ETHIC VS. ENTITLEMENT VS. LOVE

Thomas-Jefferson-on-Entitlement

A good work ethic means staying late to finish the work someone else didn’t want to do or didn’t feel he had to do. It means giving up lunch to take care of a customer. It means putting in more than your time – and then some. Our country was founded on a solid work ethic. The founders were faced with difficult decisions, but they took this infant government and turned it into one supported by faith in God and a place where everyone could succeed if they possessed that desire to work for it.

Now we have become a nation of many who expect things to be done for them; a country that saps those with a good work ethic, so that those who don’t want to work can take advantage of a system that keeps making it possible. I’m not saying that we should not take care of those who need it, but when we create an environment of entitlement, it’s wrong.  Part if the problem is that our churches have failed to step up to the plate when it comes to helping those in need.

It’s imperative that we as parents, grandparents and a nation teach our children that entitlement doesn’t exist for those of us that follow Christ. We are entitled to nothing be, but we are given everything because of God’s love for us. Do we then sit back and wait for heaven, knowing that we don’t have to do anything to get there? Of course not. Our work has just begun.  Let it begin within our families and our churches.

With grateful hearts for our salvation, let’s thank God for the grace He provided by sending His Son to take our place and make full atonement for our sins. We are not entitled to any of it, but He gives it freely.  We then should turn our thanks into action towards those in need.  That action isn’t always monetary.  It can be something as simple as  making a meal, cutting the grass,  grocery shopping – running errands – sitting with them and talking – being a friend – giving them a hug.

We’ve been so blessed as Christians.  Our cup of joy should spread over all those we meet.  If we can do one thing that will genuinely help others, it’s to introduce them to Jesus and let them know what He’s already given them.

Our world is full of hurting people.  Depression and anxiety are commonplace.  The news alone is enough to make us depressed.  Those emotions are real and difficult to overcome, but we won’t if we continue to feel we deserve more than we have.  Through Jesus, we have it all!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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