You can do nothing without God. Who ever came up with the idea and title of being self-made, that people are so quick to adopt the title for themselves? There are self-made millionaires, singers, musicians, preachers and pastors, etc. Yet they forget that the only one who can take credit for making us is God Almighty.
John15:5….” for without me ye can do nothing”.
Then John 1:3 reminds us that, “All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.” The only person who had bragging rights about being self-made was Jesus and He didn’t, but in Colossians 1:15-17 it says, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation; For by Him all things were created that are in heaven, and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, all things were created through Him and for Him, and He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” So Jesus is the only one who can boast about being self-made, yet He did not. He also gave all praise and glory to God, His Father, and our Father.
Many people are confused, misguided or duped into thinking that everything they do or accomplish in life, is because they did it all. However, Deuteronomy 8:17-18 reminds us like how God reminded the children of Israel, “And thou say in thine heart, my power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth; But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is He who giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant …” You may say He is not talking about us, but I have to remind you that once you accept God’s gift of His only begotten son Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17), in whom He is well pleased, then you are a child of God and heirs to all the promises that God made to Abraham, but only through Jesus Christ. It said so in Galatians 3:26-29,
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus, and if you are Christ’s then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
Did you accept Christ in order to be included in the promise? If not you can do so now before it is too late. Just go to the top of this blog and click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. It will be the best thing you ever do.
Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God be glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to deliver this message to His children. In Jesus’ name, Amen.