I think that not giving credit where credit is due is one of the most antisocial things you can do.

It’s just the epitome of rudeness.

And it is indicative of the condition of your heart.  You treat things that you are given differently than things you earn, buy, or take.  There’s a real sense of gratitude that comes along with a gift – for most people anyway.

The opposite, nasty side is a sense of entitlement – the idea that because you walk the earth you should be given these things.

It’s the season of gratitude, folks.  Let’s stop and think about where it all came from.

Scripture reminds us, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.  The earth and all it’s people belong to him.” (Psalm 24:1)

Every single good thing in your life can be traced back to God.  It all comes from him, and it all belongs to him.

Your employer gave you your job, but who is your provider?  God.  (Psalm 145:16)
Your spouse got you an amazing gift, but where did your spouse come from?  God.  (Proverbs 18:22)
Your parents brought you up in this world, but who created you?  God.  (Psalm 139:13)
The sun rose for another day, but who granted it to you?  God.  (Psalm 139:16)
You helped bring your children into the world, but where did they come from?  God.  (Psalm 127:3-5)
You love getting outdoors, but who holds all of creation together?  God. (Colossians 1:17)

You relate to things differently when you have been given them, as opposed to when you take/earn/buy them yourself.

Your money?  That comes from God too.  Plus, it becomes a lot easier to give away money when you realize that it’s not yours!  I can give away someone else’s money all day long!

Use this month to live in gratitude, and let that shape your heart and life forever.

What blessing in your life will you treat differently now because it comes from God?