Everything under heaven belongs to Me. Job 41:11b
My God is self-sustaining, self-sufficient, and is without need of anything or anyone. (None Like Him, Jen Wilkin)
The Creator and Author of all that is, Who possesses all knowledge and wisdom, needs nothing. Not even from me.
Although He chooses to fulfill His purpose in and through me, He’s not limited by my refusal to cooperate, obey and respond to His promptings.
With or without me, the world will go on according to His sovereign plan.
Countless people have been blessed or helped in time of need despite my refusal to lend a hand. Media outlets give testimony to this every day.
Yet somewhere along the way, I adopted the belief that God was in some measure limited by little ole’ me. Even the ‘If I do this, then God will do that’ maxim still doesn’t support the idea that He has need of me. Because if I don’t hold up my end of the equation, God is not left short-handed. In fact, I’m the one who misses out.
This side of heaven, I depend on God for my every breath and will always have need of things:
I need clothes. (Thank you ever so much, Adam and Eve)
I need shelter and food.
I need friends, prayer, and words of affirmation.
I need respect and a sense of worth.
I need a 42 ounce cup to contain my Coke Zero while I sip it dry.
I need exercise.
I need rest from work.
I need sleep.
I need Fixer Upper episodes. (Anyone?)
I need to write.
I need God’s word.
I. Need. God.
And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
He owns it all.
Confession: The realization that God doesn’t need me was a little difficult to accept. Give it up for pride. But how futile and disparaging it would be if I served a god who was limited by his own creation.
If given even a moment on God’s throne to reign and rule as I believe it ought, then the world would be doomed.
God knows this.
Thus, no vacancies exist in the Trinity.
Linked-In can’t contain all His accomplishments. Given His unlimited resources, He’d have no need to post current job listings anyway.
So He doesn’t need me. Boo.
He loves me. Deeply.
His love is pure, lavish, unselfish and unconditional.
He quiets me with His love and rejoices over me with singing (Zephaniah 3:17),
Your turn. What are your thoughts on the limitless of God?