The Gimme God Generation

Gimme this. Gimme that. We’re living in the “Gimme” generation. But worse than this, we’re also living in the Gimme God Generation. How is that? When I look at myself, and I see myself in others, I see how easily we can fall prey to believing God is a Gimme God. Gimme this. Gimme that. God, gimme, gimme. Something tells me God is not too appreciative of how demanding we can be, not especially when sin is at an all time high. Not that playing Gimme with God is unfair at the start, but imagine how much more absurd it is for me to “Gimme God” when I’m sitting in a mess of sin.

I wonder what God has to say about the Gimme God Generation. I do not even want to begin to imagine. Instead, I would rather take a look at the state of my heart and see where I have fallen short today. His mercy seat is always waiting, and I spend a lot of time there – confessing and seeking forgiveness for what I have done wrong. In the meantime, I cannot deny I go to God with plenty of petitions. But I try a lot harder now to ask for what He might want me to have rather than demand from Him petitions that are clearly not in His will.

What are you asking for from God today? Are you playing Gimme with God, or are you asking in alignment with His Word? If you’re like the rest of us that have been playing Gimme with God, why not try asking Him for something that will help you be in His will and glorify His name? Try it. You might just like it. I imagine He sure would.

You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.” James 4:7 KJV

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