I remember when I prided myself on being independent. I sung the songs and internalized them. There was I time when I truly felt INDEPENDENT. That is not, however, how I feel today.
I’ve grown to realize that I am a DEPENDENT creature and that I am at my best when I fully rely on the Lord. I say fully rely because it’s easy for us to trust the Lord with some situations but He wants us to trust Him with everything. We should all strive to rely on the Lord for everything. We may not always get it right but we should at least understand that should be our ultimate goal.
There is no way that I would be where I am today without relying on the Lord. It’s worth repeating: There is no way that I would be where I am today without relying on the Lord. You may first think about material things, but what I’m referring to is totally spiritual.
There is no way that I could love the way I do without the Lord. I can, without any reservation, pray for anyone. I have no ill will toward anyone, I want the best for EVERYONE. Truly. And I am a woman that people plot against. I’m a woman that people hate. Just as we all have people that seek to detroy us. The point that I’m making is that regardless of people that come against us we still have the power to love. As the Christian rapper Bizzle says, “All that hating in the world won’t make me a hater.” I can honestly say that people hating me has not made me bitter, but rather stronger. And I know that is only the case because I am dependent on the Lord.
I depend on the Lord to listen to me, wipe my tears, and strengthen me. Him comforting me gives me the strength and ability to do things His way. And His way is loving those who persecute you. I depend on the Lord to expose the truth. I depend on the Lord to show me the hearts of people around me. I depend on the Lord to strengthen me. I depend on the Lord for joy in the midst of. People that hate you are after your joy. Don’t let them have it. No, you fight to keep it.
Understand and accept the fact that as bad as you may think you are, you are not I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T. Relying on yourself will only get you so far. If you want to go futher, DEPEND on the Lord.