5 Ways to Cure Entitlement.
Have you ever been excited to meet up with a friend, and you both really want to catch up about what is going on in life? The conversation starts great, you both are sharing, but it never fails; the conversation takes a turn, and it becomes all about them. How this and that was unfair to them. Their life just isn’t fair, and people just don’t understand what they are going through. Your excitement goes straight out the door, and you leave the conversation drained and wondering what happened.
It seems like the world revolves around them. It just seems like they are entitled to something more.
It is easy to see entitlement in someone else’s life. But let’s pause and check it in our own life.
In Dr. John Townsend’s book “The Cure for Entitlement,” he writes that there are two types of entitlement:
The first is globe entitlement
Which you can recognize by statements like ...
Why did they do this? Don’t they know I ... They know I am doing this for God, why can’t they just ... They invited me to their birthday party and haven’t even spent time with me. We may not realize it, but our heart posture can easily turn into “it is all about me,” or I am owed special treatment.
The second is pocket entitlement
These are specific areas where we feel entitled in our life.
The crazy thing is that we don’t even realize it.
Not sure you have pocket entitlement?
Do you ever make statements like ...
I work hard, I deserve this. I am a good person and serve others; this is my one thing. I am not hurting anyone with this.
But what if you are harming yourself or limiting the opportunities and possibilities that are awaiting you?
I believe God has given us remedies to cure entitlement and place healthy practices in our life that can keep entitlement at bay.

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1. Daily examine your heart before God.
● Set Aside time each day to surrender your heart and motives to God.
● Ask Him to examine your heart.
● Listen to what He is saying to you and showing you.
● Walk out what He is leading you to do.

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2. Recognize broken areas in your life where you are in need of healing.
Look out for the following:
● It is easy to think we don’t have broken areas of our life, but remember we are all healing from something. We can become self-righteous and prideful.
● Be alert! When you are able to point out someone else’s broken areas or mistakes and don’t see yours.
● Brokenness is a place where we need the Healer and that healer is Jesus.
● Ask for help. Find someone, a Pastor, Counselor, or Life Coach who can help you.

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3. Live a lifestyle of repentance.
● Be quick to apologize.
● Ask God to reveal what part you played in the situation.

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4. Take responsibility, even when it is hard.
● Ask yourself these 2 questions:
What areas in my life have I not taken responsibility? What am I avoiding?

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5. Instead of expecting special treatment, serve others by giving them special treatment.
● Find someone to serve.
● Express gratitude.
● Go out of your way to show kindness.
God has created you for so much more! He loves you so much & so do I Pray this helps you.
Love, Lori