Want God to answer your prayers? Want a sense of intimacy with God? Then you have to show you’re serious in your commitment. You need to be doing all the right things and avoiding all the wrong ones. Try harder, believe more, really mean it this time.
Not everyone believes this, but a lot of people do. Do you? I certainly believed this for a long time.
It’s not hard to see why this kind of belief is so common. In our experience access is earned or paid for.
- Want to publish a book? You have to have a platform with lots of social media followers.
- Want to build a platform? You have to provide great content that people find meaningful.
- Want to get a promotion? You have to perform well and build good relationships with management.
- Want a FastPass at Disney so you don’t have to wait in lines? You have to pay for it.
If you want access, there’s always something more you have to do. Right?