|If you depend on God, dependence on man will be unnecessary. But if you are independent of God, you will be compelled to depend on men who will fail you|
|Memorise: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Prov 3:5)Read: Genesis 3:4-5|
|Pride makes many not to yield to God. When you surrender all to Him, your present and future, ambitions and plans will be determined by Him. The one who is surrendered to God must completely depend on Him. Like a baby, you will let Him do things for you. To any rational mind, this is a hard pill to swallow because we have been trained to be independent, and to stand on our own.Being independent is a great virtue, but we must never count God as part of those we can be independent of. Nobody can live independent of God and be what he or she was originally designed to be. The sin Adam and Eve committed in the Garden of Eden was not just the sin of disobedience: it was a drift towards independence from God. Satan told Eve in Genesis 3:5, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil”. In other words, Satan was telling them, ‘You do not need to keep depending on God. Eat this fruit contrary to His command and you will find that He has been covering up a lot of things from you. You will also discover that you are a god like Him and you do not need to be taking orders from Him as you have been doing’. They listened to Satan’s sermon and took the path of death.
In years past, when some third world countries were ruled by the colonial masters, they were unhappy. They wanted to be independent. They wanted to govern themselves. Then they were released from colonial rule and became independent. That was when problems began. Some of such countries are still grappling with foundation issues almost 50 years after independence.
For instance, there are some problems Nigeria is facing today which were none issues while they were under colonial masters. I do not oppose independence of nations. but I am saying we cannot afford not to have God rule over us. The day you decide to do without God, it means you have signed your death warrant. How can you cope with the forces of darkness and enemies all around you?
You need God at every point in time. Are you living independent of God? Beware! You are treading on very dangerous paths. Return and submit to Him today!
|If you depend on God, dependence on man will be unnecessary. But if you are independent of God, you will be compelled to depend on men who will fail you. By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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