What is your attitude?
“Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple.” Acts 3:1,2 (NLT)
What is your attitude? Are you being taken to the “temple” driven by religiousness?
Do allow yourself to be taken because of a lack of initiative from your part?
I do not know what you are, dear reader, but your characteristics show the kind of faith you have. They show the “God” you believe in.
If you allow yourself to be carried by “charitable” people, you will always depend on others … and so, there you’ll be, waiting for alms. This is because your faith is compared to that of the devil. Though he believes in God (James 2:19), he continues being the devil! He believes in God merely with words.
Dear reader, learn how to use your intelligent faith. Think aboout it: What “charity”is keeping you dependent on others?
Have you ever thought about it? In certain situations, do you always rely on others? Doing so, most of the time, makes you be like the lame man, who does not walk and still allows himself to be “dragged around” by his limitations.
Other people, out of consideration, may even help you with your difficulty, but that does not solve the problem. You end up becoming dependent on others’ actions!