Soulful Sunday – You Spoiled Brat!!

Gosh, you’re such a little brat!
Did That title get your attention? Good that’s what I was hoping for!
If you are a parent in any way who loves and wants nothing but the best for your children, I’m sure you’ve had moments when you sat back and looked at them knowing you helped create some spoiled little monsters! Without regrets of course!

I’m raising a toddler full time right now. A little boy that has me completely wrapped around his little life! Because of deficiencies in my own childhood I tend to go slightly overboard at times with provision for him. He has quickly grown accustomed to expecting and demanding what he wants naturally! Most of the time it’s a pleasure for me to give. But I also have learned when to pump the breaks and slow down, for his good and mine!

Sometimes he quickly forgets my sacrifices and makes references like I’ve never done a thing for him ever! I know this is just a tactic he has learned to try and get his way, but he has managed to hurt my little feelings at least once or twice in this regard over the years! If this is what I get at 4, I certainly won’t rush 14 and 24!!! Yeah, I think I can wait for that!!
As children of the Most High God, do our lives and behaviors sometimes mimic a child throwing temper tantrums and pouting because we can’t have our way when we want it?

When we consider our Heavenly Father, do we sometimes hurt his feelings by quickly forgetting what he has done for us? You know this to be true if you start acting out in unbelief, start doubting your faith-walk, question the vision he’s given you and begin to complain about your current circumstances. 

I was recently convicted of this child-like temperament just this past week. Loathing what seems to me and by my natural eye that my life is going no-where as of lates. Self-pity, comparing myself to others and forgetting what He’s done for me in the past. 

This revelation had me quickly confessing in prayer “Abba Father, please forgive my self-centered ways! I praise you for all you’ve done and know that you still have great plans for me. I shall be still and patient. I”ll wait on you because I trust you. Amen!”

Can you relate to this? If so, don’t beat yourself up for you are not alone! Our Heavenly Father knows each and everyone of his children and he knows we will get side tracked at times and get impatient with His process. But we do tend to grieve Him when we forget what He’s done and the promises of His word. 

They are our ever present reminders that say:
He will supply our needs..-Phillipians 4:19

He has plans for us..-Jeremiah 20:11

Ask and you shall receive ; seek and you shall find…-Matthew 7:7

He shall never leave or forsake us..-Hebrews 13:5

He came so that we may have an abundant life..-John 10:10

His promises don’t come back void..-2nd Corinthians 1:20

So join me today and:

Don’t complain – for life could be far worse!
Don’t pout – for you have many reasons to smile and are truly blessed!

Don’t throw tantrums – because it’s his perfect timing as a Parent and he knows what’s best for each and every one of us.

Don’t compare yourself to another – You are unique, wonderfully made, precious and matchless in His eye sight.
Those things alone are enough to be grateful for! 

Thank goodness for His everlasting Grace and Mercy!! He forever holds an eternal sweet spot in his heart for us, even through our periodic bratty ways!

Have a blessed Sunday!

21 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday – You Spoiled Brat!!”

  1. This word was definitely for me! Sighs. I’ve been the spoiled brat that throws silly tantrums at God. Thanks for the helpful tips at the end and the reminder of God’s promises. I like how you started this from your relationship with you son…it brings it closer home. Thank God for his love and mercy! I love the pictures used! Lovely post Chanel! โค

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  2. I relate to this post as a believer. And yes 14, 16, 19 and all the future ages get more challenging. I have 14, 19, 24 and 32 year olds.All I can say is that it somehow balances out. Great post on the reality of our attitudes. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What a great reminder that we, too, can be bratty — just like our kids. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I just wrote a post about second chances because an adult colleague of mine refused to give a child a second chance. He stormed off like a bratty teen, and I was left shaking my head…lol. I had to forgive him though — just as the Father forgives us.

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  4. sometimes I do not feel my prayers are not being heard. When I pray I do wait in expectation, in faith and in hope, everyday. That will never change. I get inpatient just like anyone else. At one point I screamed ” WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME!” And I got my answer. I did not get what I want but I understand now why and what need to be changed in my life. My pastor sermon today asked if you want good or good. Good of the present (right now) or good of the future (God’s time). I want the good of the future. Our Father has brought me through a lot of stuff. Given me visions that I will never forget and always appreciate. When I start wondering why my prayers aren’t being answer asap, I think back and my soul is uplifted because I know He cares. And He has put people in my life that make me smile.

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    1. We have all been there for sure feeling like God is not responding to our prayers. Often times I need to examine if what I’m asking for aligns with His will or mine. Learning to hear his voice also is helpful with this discernment and provides answers when I don’t see them with my eyes yet. As long as we all find peace in knowing He is still for us and that He will never leave us, then we will be just fine! Thanks for reading and commenting!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜


  5. Your post reminded me of the time my grandson said to his mom, “You never take me anywhere.” We laughed pretty hard at that since we had taken him lots of places that week. And yes, I have done the same thing to my heavenly Father by forgetting the marvelous things he has done for me. Gratis post.

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    1. Haven’t we all BelleUnruh! As long as we recognize and offer sincere apologies to our Father, he always forgives just as we do our children. Thanks for reading!๐Ÿ˜Š


  6. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes when we do not get our way (whether we are children or adults), the inner child in us can express displeasure in blatant or subtle ways. The best we can do is to deal with it the best we can.

    On an unrelated note, I just watched that most recent episode of that talk show you are on and I think you did a great job asking all the right questions and I loved the way you defined what romance means to you as well ๐Ÿ™‚ The men also had great answers too and that one guy was so right when he implied that when a man goes inside a restaurant and looks at the menu right away, he knows exactly what he wants ๐Ÿ™‚ That is so true ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a Happy Memorial Day and keep up the great work as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That’s awesome John!!! Thanks for reading this post and watching the Show! That one was fun taping! Afterwards I thought about so many other questions to ask the guys. I think we need to do a part ll! Lol! Your support is so appreciated! Thank so much!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. I truly can relate to this post! Early on my walk of faith,I would pray with ” my expectations” to be met and then become impatient when it didn’t happen that way! Over time, God showed me He does hear ever prayer, however, the answers will be provided in His time and way. Thank you for the extra scriptures too!

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    1. Amen Rick! I didn’t realize I still struggled with this a bit until last week when it was bought to my attention. With a repenting heart and promise to do better in this area is where I am for certain. Thanks again for reading!โ˜บ๏ธ


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