This from a guy who has struggled so much of his life acting/being self-sufficient. “If you don’t take care of yourself, Don, no one will.”
Many days I find myself walking that line between self-sufficiency and surrender. The days I feel especially self-sufficient I feel as if I have a a right to be right and a right to be heard and a right to know.
But as I surrender to God, asking Him to make all things new, I begin to humble myself and my need to live life for myself. As I get quiet before God, I see anew that it is giving that I receive; it is forgiving others that I am forgiven; and it is in dying to myself that truly I am born again.