God doesn’t need me.
- He doesn’t need my love, praise or loyalty.
- He doesn’t need my time, money or obedience.
- He doesn’t need my mega-church, micro-church or sermon.
- He doesn’t need my worship song, mission project, or leadership.
- He doesn’t need anything from me.
For many years I felt I was doing God a favor in some sort of barter arrangement. I received salvation and to make it a square deal I was obligated to do Christian things. I had the wrong view of God as my father.
I thought he depended on me. Like a child doing his chores in order to earn an allowance, too many years were spent trying to appease God instead of pleasing God.
The child doesn’t fully grasp the chores are usually for their own benefit.
It is clear in the Bible how the relationship works.
God Is Complete Without Me
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:1-5
This eternal relationship is perfect without me. The harmony between God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit doesn’t require an upgrade.
I Have Nothing To Offer Apart From God
Jesus says in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
None of my thoughts or actions are worthwhile outside of a deep dependence on God.
I Respond To God’s Love
Instead of feeling compelled to muster up strength to love God out of submission, I am to recognize God’s love for me.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20
Knowing a perfect God in a perfect cosmic relationship reached a rescuing hand to me is certainly worth celebrating and knowing I can share this love becomes a privilege, not a sacrifice.
I am reminded as I write this.
God doesn’t need this blog or this post.
He doesn’t need you either. How will you respond to this today?
Here are other Frequently Asked Questions and how the Bible answers them.