Acknowledging Our Neediness

In the last blog, we talked about how common it is for women today to feel as if they need to be self-reliant to be somebody or to be independent.

Here is a short piece of the previous post in case you missed it: 

How often have we heard that? “Be independent!” “You don’t need a man.” “You can be successful on your own.” While it may be true that we don’t need a man to be successful, there is a God we need to be reliant on rather than being self-sufficient, self-reliant women. He is what he need. 

This a short, relevant and timely devotional from Jesus Calling last week that I thought was worth sharing, especially since it is so closely related to the last post. The hard times aren't always easy, but they make us aware of our need for Him. Enjoy! 

"In this age of independence, people find it hard to acknowledge their neediness. However, I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me, placing you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident. Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to Myself. You have discovered flowers of peace blossoming in the most desolate places. You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish My best work. You have realized that needing Me is key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifs." 

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