For much of my youth and early adult years, I would sneer at Christians who would rely upon God for every apparent petty detail of their lives. For me, Christianity was an excuse to not accept responsibility for one’s own actions. Failure meant not working hard enough.
“It’s a crutch! I would declare.
But in my first year in college, my self-confident life began to unravel. All of my previous efforts, which had delivered positive results, began to go awry. It was only by God’s mercy and grace that He introduced me to a Christian brother who gently explained God’s plan for my life. My stubborn and unrepentant heart, which had defiantly turned on God for so many years, was now being changed. My crutch was my pride and ego. God is not an excuse for the weak, He is the answer to the strong.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Proverbs 16:25 (ESV)
If you rely on anything else other than God, it will fail you. Even relying upon oneself will ultimately end in failure and death for your soul. God created us for one purpose, to surrender our lives and will to Him so that He may transform us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. And no self-confidence, education, job, or financial success can ever replace Him.
Relying on God is not a crutch, it is your foundation.
Have you surrendered yourself to Jesus Christ, the God of the Universe?
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.