What is it about us that we like doing things ourselves? Where the ‘me’ is bigger than our ‘we’? And I’m not suggesting we don’t think about others, I’m just saying that we like flying solo more than we dare to admit?
Now, to some degree, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this. And I get it, for at times, I do the same – wanting to make a difference; wanting to create change. However, we were not created for this. God never intended for any of us to go at anything alone.
You see, God created us for inter-dependence, not independence. Because isolation never leads us to transformation. That only happens in the context of togetherness.
Following Jesus then, is a journey of surrendering our self-sufficiency, recognizing our need for a God-sufficiency, so together we can experience all-sufficiency.
The fact is, we cannot and will not live a life fully surrendered to Jesus idolizing independence. We need God, and need each other, to live a life that honors God.
God never asked us to do life alone or even think we can. In fact, His invitation is just the opposite.
Following Jesus then, is NOT about what we can do. It’s all about what He did. And in that, our appropriate response is to give up control, to depend on Him, and recognize our need for one another.