The Gimme Gimmick

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Are you ever caught in the “gimme” box? It’s a prison, you know.

I get caught in it all too often. Thank the Lord He is constantly reminding me of my place before Him.

Being humbled hurts sometimes, but so does prison. One is pain that results in greatness and fulfillment in who we are in the Lord. The other only leads to loss and more need that can never seem to be satisfied.

Our world is full of “gimme this” and “gimme that.”

Gimme a great job…..
Gimme time to be a slob…
Gimme some more money…
Gimme treats and honey…
Gimme a nice new car…
Gimme my own star…
Gimme a vacation…
Gimme some admiration…

Gimme lots of romance…
Gimme a never-ending chance…
Gimme all the glory…
Gimme a great story…
Gimme my own way…
Gimme a great day…
Gimme a whole lot…
Gimme even what you got…

We truly deserve none of these things – we aren’t entitled to any of it at all. Yet if we follow after Christ, we receive so much more than all of this (and even more) put together multiplied ten times over!

And it’s not because we did one single thing to earn it.

It’s because of His grace, love, and mercy.

Don’t fall for the gimme gimmicks, friends. We are all human – this is true. And of course, our hearts and minds are filled with desires. It’s healthy to have hopes and dreams that are in line with God’s will – but it’s hard to keep those things aligned with Him and surrender even the well-intentioned things over to His total and complete control. That surrender – giving it all to Him – minute by minute, day in and day out…that’s where the “gimme” really needs to be. Yah…it’s the other way around when it comes to who should be giving anything up!

Us giving over ourselves to HIM.

Jesus knows what is good for us – He knows what His plan is for everything and everyone in this world. In fact, His plans go far beyond this little bubble in which we live and breed desires – covet and hang mere human hopes upon. His plans are eternal, not fleeting. They are infinite not finite. They go beyond desire and reside within His divine will and power.

It is real – His plan. He is real. No gimmicks are involved when it comes to the one true and living God.

Instead of “gimme”, let’s change it to “have-me.” And let’s be free.

He had me even before “hello.”

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‘Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ‘ – Matthew 6:19-21

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4 thoughts on “The Gimme Gimmick

    • Thank you dear friend. I am so sorry I am behind in answering your heart felt comments. I am overwhelmed with training right now and it’s been all I can do to even get out any posts! I promise I read them every time (they come through to my email). I plan to catch up in a couple of weeks. I have you on my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for always being such a beautiful encouragement to me and so many others.

      • Don’t worry about not responding. I totally understand training in a new job. Just take care of the others, I am fine. I will be praying for you. I learned soon into my Christian walk that I am a Barnabas, an encourager. I am so glad to know that I have been able to encourage you. Have a great weekend!

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