Last year, there was a big controversy because a well known social figure was named a “self-made millionaire”. Now, some people didn’t see a problem with it because she is beautiful, famous, & very young. Also, she is apart of a very popular family, but some people didn’t like the claim because they felt she had not truly had to work for her wealth.
Now, if you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Kylie Jenner, who in July 2018 was named the youngest self-made millionaire.
This was something that was met with both praise & controversy from those who saluted her and those who scoffed at her. Now, I am not here to say I agree or disagree because that is not my place & I am too late to comment on it. However, I do want us to do an examination & ask ourselves if we have the same entitled attitude some of us claimed she gas?
Think about it, how many times have we wanted success without putting in the hours? How many times have we wanted good relationships while neglecting our lovers? How many days have we stepped on the scale wanting to see weight loss when we haven’t changed our diet? How many years have we wanted to see God’s hand in our lives when we don’t seek His face & aren’t in His will?
Time after time we expect to see differences in our lives without putting forth any effort. We act like just because we are a good person and have a good “last name” we should get the world. Life doesn’t work like that.
Even the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:6, ““But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully,” (NKJV) or in layman’s terms, “You reap what you sow.”
If you are sowing mediocre effort, you will not reap extraordinary results. Our God is a God of grace, but He is not a God that can be played. He is decent & in order. Every promise He made he will keep, but you have to do your part.
So, the next time you catch yourself desiring amazing results without putting in any work remember that you cannot have a harvest if you don’t lay down the seeds. Go out and put in the grind, so God can use you for His glory.