_”Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”_(2Corinthians 3:5)
Sufficiency in life is seen by the world as an achievement which has nothing to do with God. According to the world, sufficiency comes out of man’s hardwork in life and not from the provisions of God. Self sufficiency as they call it, doesn’t have any thing good for man at the long run. For the Bible tells us that no man shall prevail by His own strength.
It is a way of idolizing yourself, stealing what belongs to God, turning prideful against Him and paying Him evil instead of good. How dare you think that your strength and expertise brought you to a successful life? Your prestige, position, money, property, status in community and other benefits are all coming down from God because we haven’t done anything to call our own. Don’t invite the wrath of God upon your life because you have likened your soul to the sufficiency of the rich fool in Jesus’ parable. God is our sufficiency.
Without God, nothing will be sufficient for us: in fact, without Him, we have not yet started. People can get every thing they need in life and still have nothing until they have Jesus Christ and allow Him to have them. He rather has to be sufficient for us and our obedience to Him has to make is sufficient to Him.
The Laodicean Church as we have been reading from the Book of Revelation, were wretched and poor but they rather saw themselves to be rich. They were poor because they were not having what it takes to claim riches in God’s glory. So at the end of it all, sufficiency will have to be two sides of the same coin. We are to quote our sufficiency in the fruit of the Spirit we bear.
*PRAYER*: LORD, make your sufficiency my gift of satisfaction in Jesus name. *AMEN*