Monday, May 4, 2009

Self-Sufficiency

It's hard sometimes, to reach out for help. We think we can do it on our own, or maybe it's that we think we should be able to do it on our own. The hard fact is this: We can not, at all times, pull ourselves up by the bootstraps.
We were not created to be self-sufficient. We were made to need God, and each other. Take for instance, depression. This is not something to deal with by yourself. We must share this with someone immediately. We must ask God for help. Take temptation of any kind... We must share this with someone immediately, we must ask God for help. We must, if we are to live in any amount of freedom.  We need God; we need each other.

The Bible says "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1).
And in another place: "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, casting all your cares on Him, because He cares for you" (2).

Doing it ourselves, without help, without asking God for help, without asking other people for help,... is PRIDEFUL.
There is grace from God to help us with our troubles. But we must not think of ourselves as self-sufficient.

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(1) James 4:6
(2) 1 Peter 5:6-7

3 comments:

Danny said...

Like this week. I was laying in my bed awake all week depressed. I didn't call anyone, I didn't ask God for help....??? Duh.

feeno said...

Danny, W'dup?
I was over at Kel's and was reading your guys' conversation. I've talked with him a time or two. He seems pretty cool although dogmatic in his beliefs. Anyways I like what you wrote and the way you think. Kel might not know it but he needs a friend like you.

Video games, Battlestar Gallactia, Star Wars and Anime? Are you a nerd? My Sister raised a bunch of nerds. The only thing different from there list and yours is they listed someone named Dr. Who?

Anyways, I just wanted you to know that your writing is very encouraging, thanx

Peace Out, feeno

Danny said...

Never got into Dr. Who. I appreciate your comments about the blog. I read some of yours, and I do agree with the person who asked why you didn't just put that on the other blog you have instead of making a new one. But if I understand it right you are somewhat new at this anyway. I've rearranged mine a lot, and have two other blogs that I don't even remember how to get to.
take it easy.
Danny.