I believe this post nails the problem with our culture today and is why a lot of children of God cannot see the hand of God moving in their lives and maybe the reason lots of people are leaving or struggling with their faith.
Here is a little snippet from Greg's post, you can read the rest by clicking on the link above or HERE.
We are bombarded by business, advertising and government with the “entitlement” message. This message is engrained in our culture and absorbed into virtually every fabric of society. Though you might not know what entitlement is, it is safe to say that its message is eating away at your personal life, church life and your relationship with the Lord.
I’m not interested in discussing broad business and governmental entitlements. I am focusing on what I see as a growing entitlement attitude that is pervasive throughout much of the church. This is my humble opinion for whatever it’s worth. And I want to let you all know that I write as one who is hugely impacted by the entitlement message but trying to loosen its grip on my life.
The Business of Entitlement
When advertisers say we are “entitled” to something it means that we have a “right to” or “deserve” it. For instance, “you owe it to yourself” to take that cruise or you “deserve”, that new gadget or car.
You’ve earned it. You deserve it. You owe it to yourself to have it. These statements are at the heart of the entitlement message.
Head over to Greg's blog and read the rest, it is very interesting.