I just read this in a devotional: Self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. WOW!
I’ve always been one to be PROUD of the fact I take care of myself. Do it alone. Stand on my own two feet. Now, I do give it the “thank you God for making all things possible because I’m a believer” and I really do believe that, but how often do I see my
We tend to “stand on our own two feet” when things are running smoothly, there’s enough money in the bank to cover all the bills, and the pantry’s full. And we put God aside to fill in and help out when the going gets tough.
As writers we call on the great guru of writers’ block. Please help me. I’m not sure where this is going. I need help. Help…help…help!
Pride: And at the book signing? “Oh thank you. I don’t know where the idea came from. I woke up one morning and this story was swirling in my head.”
Temporary Success: “I’m on the bestseller list. I knew it. I just knew this story had what it takes to go all the way.”
Self-sufficiency: “Look where I am now. Who would have thought? But I knew I could do it. Deep down, I just knew it!”
We don’t need Him when we’re like this. We don’t need anyone. And isn’t that a solitary, sad way to be?
As easily or as difficult as any climb can be to the top, we need to remember Who lifts us. Who is always there. Who cares more than anyone else when we fall.