The definition of deserving, according to Dictionary.com is qualified for or having a claim to reward, assistance, etc., because of one’s actions, qualities or situation; meriting; worthy. When I use the term deserving I do not use it in the same string of thought as entitlement. I deserve God’s love but I am not entitled. There are things that must be done to achieve what I deserve. I am worthy but not entitled. God’s love is available to me but I must approach God to know God.
Entitlement is when people sit around with their hands open waiting for something to be delivered to them. Deserving is doing what is required to achieve, knowing that the outcome is foreknown. I know that God offers grace freely yet I must stay in constant conscious contact with God in order to manifest it. I must love the way God loves; unconditionally.
I spent my life being told by religion I didn’t deserve God’s grace. I have since realized that it is God’s desire that all of mankind realize grace. When we realize grace we return it, and eventually when all of humanity has realized grace we could rebuild the Garden of Eden. It was Jesus’ desire that we all love one another in order to recapture God’s original wishes for humanity. I am made in God’s image and likeness and must manifest spiritual grace at this level to be blessed. The best way I know to remember I am deserving is to remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.