How do we feel when we receive gifts from people? Are we excited? Do we feel valued and appreciated? Or do we simply think that we need to return the favor? A lot of people would not agree with this last part at first, but the truth is, we sometimes feel that way when we receive a gift from someone. You then start to count down to the person’s birthday so we can return the favor. I know I fall into that category. A lot of times, I receive gifts and I can’t wait for when I can return the favor. So, I make a mental note in my head to take out time to get the person something special. I never noticed this until quite a few of my friends started to point out the fact that I do not know how to accept gifts. When someone tries to go out of their to get me something, I apparently know how to cover up and change the subject. Now, I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, but sometimes we apply this logic to God too.
How many times are we considerate of God? Hold your horses, let me explain. Why do we assume that God is going out of His way to bless us? We now start to negotiate when we want things from God. We start to say things like: “Oh God, I understand that you need to cater to the needs of about 7 billion people in the world. So, could you please just give me a job right now. The house and car can wait till you circle back to me.” What an insult. Let me give you the definition of Omnipresent==> of God) present everywhere at the same time and Omnipotent==> having unlimited power; able to do anything.
That kind of thinking, where we try to consider how God can meet all our needs defeats the purpose of His name. That definition says that He has unlimited powers to do anything.Because God knows things like this would come up for us, that is why He already told us about it. ot that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; (2 Corinthians 3:5).