The world is full of self-sufficient Christians. They have everything sorted out. They have their church, they have their Bible, they know the right scriptures, they can prove their salvation, they have their occupation. They have their plans. They are in total control. They have their life planned and they do things as they see fit. The only problem is that they do not have Jesus Christ.
If we are truly Christians, disciples, followers of Jesus Christ then we realize how absolutely, totally Dependent we are on Him. Without Him we can do nothing. He guides us, He teaches us. We have no plans because we walk in His plan and we do what He tells us to do. We take the job that He gives us to do and we live our lives to please Him. We do not quote scripture to defend or justify our belief, we have a TESTIMONY because we WALK WITH Jesus. He provides in our needs and He guides us every step of the way.
The self-sufficient Christian is no Christian at all. He does not know Jesus, he doesn’t need Jesus because he himself thinks that he is God.
Are we disciples of Jesus Christ? Is He our LIFE? Is He our everything? Or have we got it all sorted out and planned out? If Jesus is not EVERYTHING, day to day, moment by moment, in our lives, then He is not our Lord and Master and we do not belong to Him.
Are you a self-sufficient Christian or are you totally, utterly dependent on Jesus Christ for every moment of your life?
May Jesus bless you.