Sometimes, church, culture and society tells us to do something because they believe it is right and then we take that as the norm and reality meanwhile it isn’t God’s best for our lives. I have recently found that by the age of 8, human beings have formed a belief system, which can sometimes be a roadblock to our growing and flourishing.
One belief system I have noticed in my life is the area of giving. Growing up, I was thought that you receive a gift because you have been good and when you receive one, it is customary for you to give back in appreciation of what the giver did. So when I receive a gift from someone, I will begin to think about what I can give back to them and although this is not a bad thing it somehow affected my giving to God.