Entitlement happens when we’re all branches and no roots.
We are living in a society that wants more than it is willing to work for. We have an, ‘I want it all, and I want it now’ mentality. The reason why the world is so confused, is because we are made to believe that we can build our lives without working on a firm foundation. It’s all about perception and what things look like to the naked eye.
Obviously, foundations are not seen. So modern-day mentality would be, “Why waste time on something that can’t be seen, when all that matters is appearance?” When one looks at social media, there’s nothing there about the unseen. In fact, it’s all about appearances. If someone gets a lot of likes on a post, they must be cool. If someone has millions of followers, we admire them, even if we don’t know anything about what their foundation is like.
In the same way, we look at massive trees and admire what we see. The truth of the matter is, that if the unseen part of that tree hasn’t been well-developed over many years, what we see, wouldn’t be there. It’s time that we begin to focus more on the unseen, than what our eyes tend to tell us. The time has come, for us to be more concerned about the roots in our lives, than the branches.
“Yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.” (Matt 13:21) If we become so focused on our appearance that we forget about what roots us, we will soon wither. It’s time for Christians to spend more time in The Word, than in the world. We need to spend more time in pray, than in frivolous chatter.
The fakeness of the masks we wear to impress others are temporary and there is no security to be found in it. However, the absolute truth we find in having Christ as the Cornerstone in our lives is undeniable. So, let’s start by building strong roots embedded in the heart of the Father. When that happens, our branches will reach into the heavens and proclaim His majesty forever.
Have a beautiful day.