Someone wrote, “Without God our week would be: Sin-day, Mourn-day, Tears-day, Waste-day, Thirst-day, Fight-day, Shatter-day — seven days without God makes one weak!”
Thinking we can go through life without God is a risky venture. It’s like taking a crazy gamble or making a reckless wager—and losing everything. It’s foolhardy to try and live without God.
When we ignore, stiff-arm or run from God and live as if we don’t need him, we’re dodging the truth that we’re actually weak, powerless and lost—without him. We’re refusing to admit that we’re truly fragile and vulnerable, puny and arrogant, frantic and scared—without him.
When we think or pretend we can live without God, we’re deceived and blinded to truth. We’re being self-sufficient, selfish and stubborn. That’s why we need to humbly ask and rely on God to transform the way we think and live.
First, we must admit our helpless condition apart from God. We’re totally broken and bankrupt. We’re totally deceived and depraved. No ifs, ands or buts. That’s who we are without God.
Second, we must acknowledge there’s only one true way to get and stay on course: it’s a right relationship with God. We must come to faith—and trust Christ as our Savior. Then, we can grow in the grace and knowledge of God by exploring and obeying the Scriptures.
Honestly, we’re totally dependent on God, whether we want to admit it or not. We need God to breathe. We can’t survive another second without him.
So, who are we trying to fool—and why do we live as if we can go for it without God?
At times, we foolishly see ourselves as the center of the universe. That’s God’s role, not ours. We selfishly think life revolves around us—and live to please and serve ourselves, not God or anyone else. That’s an accident ready to happen.
It’s life-changing for us to stop being self-focused and start being God-focused. It’s wise to stop kidding ourselves—and start relying on God and serving others. It’s revolutionary way to live!
Philippians 4:3-4 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
That’s a radical way to live—but serving God and others is the best way to live—and the quickest way to exit the dead-end street of selfishness and get on the service road of humility.
Do you need to turn around, make a detour and get on the right road?
If so, do it right now—and start living like you can’t live another minute without God and others!