One sure motivation for me in life is to be told something can’t be done. While strong will and stubbornness can be great assets, these can also make one (and especially me at times) a bit of a…donkey.
“i don’t need You for this, Lord, i can handle it.” Oh—we should never say such a thing! But when we don’t think we need to pray, when we don’t think we need to trust Jesus because we can handle it without Him, we may as well say, “i don’t need You, Lord.” Only a…donkey actually believes that.
Jesus told a rich young man to give away all his money to the poor, but He didn’t say that to all rich people, just this one. It was because when it came to trusting Jesus with anything related to provision, the man didn’t need the supernatural work of the Lord, he could simply use his own money. It is why Jesus told that particular man to give it all away. Jesus wants us to trust Him, not our ability, strength, assets, appearance, youth, etc. The same principle applies to a church that relies on its greatest strength.
What is it that you depend on so confidently that you don’t need Jesus in that part? You rarely pray or seek His movement in that part because you wrongly think you can handle it without Him. Maybe you are that good--but compared to whom? Other people or the Creator of the Universe? How amazing could things be if Jesus were actually in charge? Whatever this is, ask Christ to show you how to give it away and depend upon Him completely…and then follow Him.
Matthew 19:21--21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”