Because you just might get it all. I’m not really referring to the song Home by Daughtry, although I like it. I’m actually thinking about the Israelites and how they desperately wanted a king. God told them they didn’t want a king but they assured Him that they did. Now they are fighting like madmen according to the Old Testaments books of 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles. I think we can learn something here. How many times have we wanted something we don’t have? Almost everyday. I know I’m guilty of it. I want to be an author. I want to be debt free. I want to have my children obey me. I want, I want, I want. While being an author, having financial freedom and obedient children are all good things, I can get so stuck in the wanting that I quit walking in gratitude. And when I quit walking in gratitude, I not only begin to have a sense of entitlement come over me, I also miss many blessings along the way. Sometimes the blessings come in the difficult times. Of course we don’t always see it until we are back up on the mountain. Where are you walking these days? Gratitude or entitlement? Don’t be shy.