It just feels WRONG,
to not know what to do. Dependency, feels WRONG. Adultlike feels normal, right, proper, responsible. Childlike, dependent, clueless, feels WRONG. In the right-side-up kingdom of this world.
But in the Upside-down Kingdom of Jesus, childlike/dependent/lowly/clueless-about-what’s-best is the core value. Sadly, it’s impossible to be Jesus-dependent/humble. Unless the Spirit freshly convicts me of my independence, confidence-I-know-what’s-best. And it doesn’t last long. Because of the world, flesh, devil, luring me back to independence, confidence-I-know-what’s-best. Excellence, high achievement, sports success, parenting success, financial success, ministry success, idolatry, insanity, psychopathy, obsessiveness, are each impossible, without confidence-I-know-what’s-best. Adam and Eve got what they wanted. Nonbelievers AND believers have been suffering ever since, with the curse of independence/confidence-I-know-what’s-best.
–ShepherdDave, who LOVES feeling confident, strong, superior, a somebody, needing fresh conviction of the sin of being dissatisfied with Jesus and His imputed somebodiness, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility/cluelessness, so the pre-believers around him might experience Jesus
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