Payment due upon services rendered

There are many vendors, medical clinics and others that DEMAND immediate payment once services have been completed. There is no 30 or 60 days window to pay for the work that was done, they want payment and they want it now. We understand that when it comes to the work world. One may prefer to have the option of paying over time, but that is not always alternative.

Demanding payment for services is one thing, but to have a demanding spirit as a believer is never acceptable.

Ephesians 5.21 ¶ Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

The Bible talks about the believer to have a submissive spirit never a demanding spirit.

Do you have a demanding spirit?

Don’t be so quick to dismiss the fact that you do not have a demanding spirit.

A demanding spirit manifests itself in many ways:

  • When we demand that our interest be served over others.
  • When we demand people treat us the way we think we should be treated.
  • When we demand that our prayers be answered by God the way we think they should be answered.
  • When we demand that people ask for our forgiveness when they wrong us.

A demanding spirit hinders our relationship with others and it builds a barrier in our fellowship with God.

It puts us in the place of God, see a demanding spirit, takes God off the throne of our hearts and replaces it with self.

There is never a place or time in the life of a believer for a demanding spirit. Instead, make it a priority to cultivate a submissive spirit toward God and others. Ask God to show you areas of your life where you can be more humble toward Him and others.

It is not always easy to have a spirit that is submissive, one that is not demanding, but it is always right.

The spirit you have is your choice, which spirit will you choose to have.

George Riddell
Husband of a wonderful wife, Father of two terrific girls, Pastor of Open Bible Baptist Church

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