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The Danger of Entitlement and How Its Message Is Impacting Your Personal Life, Church Life and Walk with God

We are bombarded by business, advertising and government with the “entitlement” message. This message is engrained in our culture and absorbed into virtually every fabric of society. Though you might not know what entitlement is, it is safe to say that its message is eating away at your personal life, church life and your relationship with the Lord.

I’m not interested in discussing broad business and governmental entitlements. I am focusing on what I see as a growing entitlement attitude that is pervasive throughout much of the church. This is my humble opinion for whatever it’s worth. And I want to let you all know that I write as one who is hugely impacted by the entitlement message but trying to loosen its grip on my life.

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The Danger of Entitlement: 5 Ways To Loosen Its Grip On Our Lives

The entitlement message is eating away at our personal life, church life and our relationship with the Lord. Its message is so pervasive that we will never escape it; at best we can only manage it. “You’ve earned it.” “You deserve it.” “You have every right to have it.” These statements are at the heart of the entitlement message and our western culture.

For example, I fear our government is lulling us into greater entitlement dependency. The more our government creates an “entitlement dependency” the more we expect the government to give us what we now believe we are entitled too. This leads to greater government control by people relinquishing personal freedoms for government entitlements.

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