John 5:30 (KJV) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Many of you reading today message pride yourselves on being in control and handling things yourself. I urge you today to expand your thoughts and include others in your process. The notion of exchange is a powerful life lesson. Many of us will not grow, because we don’t want to get in a position where we need others more than they need us. Let’s examine this for a minute?

We can bring these same attitudes into our  significant  relationships as well like our marriages, families, and loved ones. We can keep our thoughts and feelings well hidden from others because of the feeling we are self-sufficient. I thought I mention to you that those close to you really don’t know you this way, because you are limited in sharing from your heart ( Spouse, children, significant others). Do you share from your heart?

In addition, you will never have any close friends functioning this way! Many of us learn this in our upbringing that it’s not strong character to need anyone. And by spending more time on our career’s and other interest than with our families, and significant others, we diminish our value. In fact, we live our lives feeling that we must face life without any help. How are you interacting with those closest to you?

Point to ponder- Are you living a self-sufficient life? It’s  okay to be needed by others, and it’s also ok for you to need others. Your choice for self-sufficiency and distance are depriving you of your basic needs for love, relationship, and intimacy. You were made to need and be needed.

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Kingdom Blessings,

Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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