It’s hard enough to admit we need God; what’s even harder is to live like we need Him. Successes in life can cripple us spiritually when we begin to view ourselves as self-sufficient. When we rely on our money, talent, family, or hard work to fix everyday problems, we don’t feel like we need God. God is so beyond us, and we need Him. The good news is He delivers exactly what we’re desperate for in our weakest moments. “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (40:29). When your battery runs low, God offers power. When you are weak, He dispenses His strength. So here’s a choice; flirt with your perceived self-sufficiency until disaster comes, or admit your desperation without Him.
1. Self-sufficiency is sneaky. What am I tempted to rely on to fix a problem I am facing right now (i.e., your money, your charm, your skills, etc.)?
2. Do I openly admit my need for God? How do I live like it?
Challenge: Humbly admit your need for an all-powerful God and watch Him work in your life.