The Idolatry of Self-Reliance

by Ray Reuter on May 24, 2018

I trust you have had this experience … you read or hear a series of words that stops you in your tracks. For example …

Thank Me for the difficulties in your life, since they provide protection from the idolatry of self-reliance. (From “Jesus Calling”)

The Idolatry of Self-Reliance … thinking it is all about me, that I can handle everything by myself, that I don’t need any help, I don’t need anyone else or God for that matter. I got this! Stay out of my way! Thinking and believing that I should have an error-free life. Worshiping myself as a god and having total control.

Just putting words to this phrase is disgusting.

You and I were not made to be independent. We were made to be branches, not the vine. We were made to be interdependent with God and with one another. We were made to LOVE.

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