The slacker wants it all and ends up with nothing, but the hard worker ends up with all that he longed for. Proverbs 13:4 TPT
I had to laugh the other day when I saw this old saying, “He who wants milk should not sit on a stool in the middle of the pasture expecting the cow to back up to him!” I thought, how tue it is in so many areas of our lives, especially in our spiritual lives. Once we accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we want everything that Jesus has to offer, but we don’t want to do anything for it. And once we’re in a relationship with Jesus, whatever we do should be done out of our love for Him, not because we’re trying to please Him and get things from Him.
Unfortunately our modern thought of Christianity is about what God can do for us, rather than what we can do for Him and what He can do through us. The perversion of the Biblical term ‘prosperity’ has caused us to see God as a cosmic bellhop just waiting to grant our every wish. The truth is nothing truly prospers in our lives, until we prosper in Him, His word and our complete trust in Him. We need to get back to the basics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that His sacrificial work on the cross reconciled us back to God so that we can be in a loving relationship with Him and in developing that relationship we can then through Him become all He created us to be. So we can know we were born for such a time as this and leave a legacy of spiritual transformation that will ultimately change the world.