But like Adam and Eve, we want more. We don’t want to miss out. We think we know better. We want to feel in charge, important, and unstoppable. Forgetting both “I can do all things through Him” (Philippians 4:13) and “apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5), we’d rather rely on self than God. And that deception weakens our every move. Worse yet, it prevents our fellowship and worship of God.
Have you noticed how many “You can do it!” books and blogs are out there? Not saying striving to be your best is bad. Not at all. But when self-encouragement turns into true self-sufficiency, we’ve lost sight of the God who made us that way and placed every single good thing about us there, not just for our enjoyment, but for His glory.
It’s hard to focus on God when our minds are on ourselves. Check out Pamela’s full post here.