The Price of Entitlement: Eve

Though we were made from dust, God breathed His life into us. We are more spirit than flesh. Our spiritual state will always be subject to physical repercussions while we’re here on earth. My friend, believe me in this. I am talking to you not only as a sister, but as the “mother of all the living.”  5 This is one thing that did not change as a consequence of sin. My purpose remained in spite of my sin. God’s agenda was greater than my own.

That being said, you know my genes lie resident in you. You will have the same inclinations. I noticed this in my first two children. I grieve over the fact that my son Cain murdered his brother Abel. In a similar way, I’m aware that I’m guilty of bringing death to humanity both spiritually and physically because pleasing God wasn’t my first desire.

So, girlfriend, I hope that you’ll heed my advice and avoid some of the mistakes I made. I’m glad I have the opportunity to share with you because that eases the pain of the consequences for my sin. I’m glad I get to tell you what I’ve learned. God gave me everything pertaining to life and godliness, but I pressed past His provision because I believed a lie.

Don’t believe the hype anyone tells you about being your own person, about being the master of your own ship. Don’t believe the master tempter. You don’t owe yourself anything. What you deserve you really don’t want. I’m telling you this from experience.

I encourage you to stay grateful for God’s blessings. Resist invitations that appeal to the spirit of entitlement within you. Embrace God’s choices for you, and avoid the things He says no to. His instructions lead to abundant life, love, joy, and peace when you trust Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s choices for you will bear more fruit than you’ll ever be able to harvest apart from Him.

And whatever you do, don’t entertain serpents! They are beautiful but deadly.

I remain your sister in timely surrender,

Eve

*An excerpt from Michelle McKinney-Hammond’s Book: “Getting Smart about Life, Love, & Men.*

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About Michelle McKinney Hammond

Michelle McKinney Hammond is the best-selling author of over 40 books on living, loving and overcoming. She is also a singer, international speaker, business entrepreneur, and television cohost of TCT's 3D Woman, as well as the Emmy award winning women's talk show Aspiring Woman. Known as a relationship expert and lifestyle architect, Michelle focuses on giving others practical life tools to help them excel in every area of life. Log on to www.michellehammond.com for more info.
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One Response to The Price of Entitlement: Eve

  1. What an awe inspiring reminder of whose image and likeness we are made in. Our purpose was predestined in Him. What a novel concept. God’s instruction and direction is constant and available to all. He remains faithful.

    MMH, I am looking forward to seeing more of the God in you. In your writings, your words and your abounding expressions in Him.

    Remain blessed and highly favored.

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