One of the things we all hate dealing with is entitled brats. A significant portion of the Millennial Generation suffers under this delusion, a delusion that knows no racial boundaries.
This is not the same thing as the privilege of divine adoption. When that is at work, the first thing you see is someone on their face before God. Humility is a sign to us of someone turning around and walking by the heart.
A portion of Psalm 2 is instructive here:
I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
“You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.” (vv. 7-9 NKJV)
While this has a historical meaning with David as king, it is also widely known as a Messianic Psalm in symbolism. The Messiah stands up and warns everyone that His Father has granted Him indescribable authority. As part of that authority, the Father tells His Son: If You ask, I will give you the whole world as Your inheritance. You will break them into a countless fragments.
That’s a picture of the the humility inspired by the Spirit of God making His Presence known in your soul. You feel shattered with genuine guilt and a move to repentance. But the whole purpose is to remake you into His People. You become His inheritance, a feudal empire of awakened spirits living by their hearts.
That done, our commission is an extension of His; we invest ourselves in seeking others who need shattering. It’s not for us to decide; there is no grand strategy of going out and turning people into your personal conversion projects. Rather, we live on our faces, as it were, always in awe of His divine power and the wonders He does in our lives. He sends us out to let the world see, and some will respond in due time, asking to know what this is that makes us so powerful.