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It’s okay to not get your way

Posted: Monday, December 11

 Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Amos 4:1-6:14
Revelation 2:18-3:6
Psalm 130:1-8
Proverbs 29:21-22

 Verse of the day:   

 “A servant pampered from childhood will become a rebel.” (Proverbs 29:21 NLT)


As a woman I like the word pamper. Pamper to me means getting the things that I like done for me or served to me.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition means to “treat with extreme or excessive care and attention” or “to cram with rich food.” Either ones of those sounds good to me!

 

However, the Bible warns about what happens when we get this constant care and attention. We become spoiled. We become ungrateful. We become just overall unpleasant people to be around because we always expect our way. It’s okay and even good when we don’t get what we want.

 

It’s easy to get bent out of shape when we feel left out or feel like others are not noticing our needs. When that happens though remember back to this verse. We are called to live as servants. Servants notice and attend to the needs of others. Christ modeled this for us. Mark 10:44-45 says, “And whoever wants to be first among you must be the slave of everyone else. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” How can you serve someone else today? What needs do you see that need to me met?