Who do I depend on?
If I was asked this question a few years back, 3 years ago maybe, I would’ve answered I rely and depend on myself alone.
That’s because I loved the thought before that I was independent and that I can do things on my own and I can accomplish things because of my skills, strengths and whatever character I thought I had that makes me successful in all that I do.
But that was before. Yes, 3 years ago, I was that egotistical kind of woman who really thought that I only needed myself to make things happen.
Today, if I will be claiming that I can rely or depend on myself, I would definitely be lying to myself and to you reading this.
I would be scared to just even think that I can rely or depend on myself for everything that I do or will do because I know how imperfect I am, how sinful I am and how I am bound to commit so many mistakes and be a failure if I am left to depend on myself alone.
I don’t see myself as someone who knows how to make the right choices or decisions, I don’t see myself as someone who has the strength to do the right things because I am weak inside, I don’t see myself doing the righteous things because I have my own selfish and sinful desires inside my heart.
Just thinking about it makes me really scared because even up to now, I keep making the same mistakes and failures.
But learning 3 years ago that God is sovereign and in control of everything and that He is in control of my life because He was the one who created me, I had the most promising hope I could ever cling to.
Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I cannot promise myself that I can give myself a good future and a hope that will assure me that everything is going to be okay in my life but its only God who can give me this promise because He created me and He has planned my life for a purpose here on earth.
I thank God that he allowed me to see and realize that I am completely nothing without Him in my life and that I can only do things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
I feel blessed that I don’t have to rely on my own skills and strengths as John 15:5 says “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
And I rejoice knowing that I am weak to even be the controller of my life because in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
So why I love to depend on God?
Because its easier to rely and depend on the One who created me and created everything here on earth.
What about you? Who do you depend on?
Yourself? Your husband? Your kids? Your Family? Your Friends?
I pray that God will make your heart see today that He is the only one that you can rely and depend on who will be faithful to His promises to look after you, take care of your needs and provide everything that you need in your life because He is the one who created and planned your life.
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