We live in a world that applauds independence. Success is found in having the most, being seen as the best, and managing all of that without leaning on anyone else.
Paul writes (from jail) to the Philippians about finding joy, not in having or doing more, but in knowing Christ.
It’s tempting to rely on our own strength, abilities, and gifts to make it in this world. In fact, the ability to truly depend on Jesus for each moment of each day is hard to imagine. Why, if we were created to be dependent on God, is it such a daily struggle to surrender?
PRIDE – whether you want to admit it or not, at the heart of our failure to depend on God is a deep-seeded need to be the one in charge and a small voice that whispers, “I can do it better.”
“The truth is that self-sufficiency…
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