As a believer, a dangerous belief lurks nearby desiring to take root in our hearts.
It’s subtle. It creeps in and begins to affect our emotions and our thoughts.
Phrases which start with “I” and include verbs like “deserve”, “am owed”, “expect”, and more.
This false belief rears its head in many ways, mostly subtle, but poisonous.
It’s a cancer
I want to discuss this in the context of missions, but it applies to all believers.
Here are 6 Signs of Missionary Entitlement.
1. I’m obeying, so God must….
I’ve seen people use missions as an attempt to earn the favor of God, or worse manipulate Him to get what they want. Too many missionaries are serving out of guilt or a need to feel worthy.
In our prayers we approach God with an attitude which says he owes us. After all, He is very aware of the sacrifices we are making.