RUNAWAY FROM SELF-RELIANCE

It’s our month of confident reliance and this reliance is in God alone! You trust Him to attend to all your needs. Much more, you trust him to bring to pass all that he has promised you.

Exodus 14:14 AMPC says– The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest. Our man of God explains further to say: “when we rest, God works but when we work, God rests”. Similarly, you can not have two drivers behind the wheel. That would breed confusion, chaos and ultimately, lead to an accident. Most likely, why our God is a jealous God and would rather just stick to being a solo driver.

The main point however is to run away from self-reliance. Thinking you can achieve anything in your own power. Thinking you are self-sufficient. Thinking it’s all your effort that counts. You must run away from these kinds of thoughts. Trusting in your abilities or your resources is a recipe for failure. You must always acknowledge one simple fact in Proverbs 16:33. MSG version says Make your motions and cast your votes, but God has the final say.
Since God has the final say, a wise man would totally rely on Him, ALWAYS!
Psalm 23 says the Lord is my shepherd. A shepherd ensures that you are fed, guided, and shielded.
Jeremiah 29 says the plans God has for us are of good, not of evil to give you an expected end.
These ever-present reassuring promises are just a tiny drop in the ocean of the many beautiful pledges God has made to us. They are the basis on which to ultimately rely and trust God wholeheartedly.
Pastor admonished us by saying, “would the thoughts (of fear, or of self-reliance) not come? they would. But you must consciously not allow them to settle down in your heart.” This is the same as running away from self-reliance. Always remind yourself that God is at work in you, that God has the final say, that God is in charge, and that he would forever be a loving, faithful shepherd to you.
Let’s end with this scripture:

Isaiah 26: 3-4 “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].”

Our major duty in achieving fruitfulness is to wholly rely on and trust in God. It is also to take mercy and accept the help.
We do this through God-reliance, not self-reliance.
Say NO to self-reliance!!

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Faith Akinyemi

    God, my everlasting rock of ages will bring to pass all that he has said about me. My faithful shepherd at my service!

    I choose to rely confidently on God and not my natural abilities or resources.

    Thank you pastor sir, for these words. They are timely! I run with them.

    1. Stella Afolabi

      No to self-reliance!!
      I trust and confidently rely on God.
      Thank you so much pastor, sir.

  2. Darasimi

    Thank you pastor sir for these words!! I depend on Christ at all times, and not on my ability. I say no to self-reliance!! ??? because he is all I need for life and godliness

  3. Mayowa Akindele

    Wow, thank you so much ???
    With this country’s situation, relying on Him is the best thing to do ??????
    I rely on you Lord ??

  4. Mayowa Akindele

    Thank you so much for these words ??‍♂️??‍♂️??
    They are ever timely ??
    In this country’s present situation, relying on Him is the best I can do ?????
    Lord, I rely on you ??????

  5. Odunayo Ayoola

    Glory to God , I am. So blessed by this.. I never self reliant , I am God reliant in all things!!!

  6. Martins Egbo

    I know my faith and reliance on the Rock of Ages will never be invain. I hold on to his Word and it shall be a light to my path

  7. Ayobami Martins

    God is at work in me! He has the final say.
    I choose, everyday, to confidently rely on Him, and Him alone!

    Thank you, sir, for these amazing and refreshing words. I feel very rejuvenated!

  8. Akinyemi Victoria Oyinkansola

    I am a wise man
    I rely on God!!!
    My confidence lies in Him
    Thank you pastor sir for these words, they are timely and have brought peace into my soul

  9. Bankole Ruth

    I say no to self-reliance! I choose to absolutely trust God!!!! Thank you Pastor sir for this timely words!!

  10. Adeola Oyewole

    God has the final word!!!, not my abilities, not my strengths and instinct. Thank you for this write up

  11. Obasola Precious

    I choose to Confidently rely on God, because God has the final say, He is at work in me.
    Thank you Pastor sir for these words!!

  12. Adesina Oluwatimilehin

    I choose the spirit over and over again!!!

    I run away from my abilities ❌❌.
    I rely solely on the abilities of the spirit !!!
    I choose to trust in the lord at all times.

    Thank you pastor sir for these inspiring insights

  13. Falana Oreoluwa

    I put my trust in God and totally rely on him. I say no to self❌❌, and say yes to his leadings.

  14. Folajuwon

    I refuse to be self-reliant, but instead, be God-reliant.
    I choose to let God work while I rest. I cast all my motions and actions on him, letting him have the final say.
    Thank you so much sir for these words that continue to bless me with each read.

  15. Peter Adiele

    Proverbs 16:33. MSG version says Make your motions and cast your votes, but God has the final say.
    Thank you Jesus for this, thank you❤️

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