Not Needed.

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 love and affection.

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 chocolate. (And now more 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.

But

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),

Thank God.

Your turn. What are your thoughts on the limitless of God? 

8 Comments

  1. Stacey Weeks says:

    Love that book by Jen Wilkin. So much wisdom in there!

  2. What a beautiful reminder of God’s sovereignty.
    Thanks for sharing
    Good luck and God’s blessings
    PamT

  3. It’s the most comforting, de-stressing thing in the world to realize God doesn’t depend on me, to know I don’t have to have answers to my limitless questions because I can trust Him in His unlimitedness, to enjoy that fact that He doesn’t NEED anything from me.
    I’m so glad you brought this up today.

  4. Martha Mullins says:

    I’m so thankful that God does allow us , and invite us, to participate in His redemptive work- not as Savior, but as one who can come alongside and be a touch of Christ to others. And I am also happy that God’s purposes chug along just beautifully without me. But sometimes He gives us another chance. Once He asked me to do something costly (to me), and I said I would. Then, I reconsidered; changed my mind because it was CRAZY and surely could not be the Lord! So I didn’t do it. A couple years later, He directed me again. This time I asked His confirmation which He gave me quite miraculously within a day or two, and then answered my prayers as to how to do it- because it was impossible. He gave very careful instructions, and it worked. It changed my life and brought JOY immeasurable to have co-labored with Him! How gracious He was to give a second chance!

    • Mary Felkins says:

      Yes, thankful He desires to co-labor so that His purposes are fulfilled and I am blessed to have participated in His work. Only God.

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