Do you find it difficult to be dependent upon someone else? I do; but I’m learning that it is a good thing. After all, aren’t we all dependent upon God for all that we have and are?
When I spent over 20 years as a military spouse, my children and I were classified as “dependent”. How I detested the label! In military terms, it meant everything we had, came from the active duty soldier.
Yet, in reality, the dependent spouse is the one who packs and moves every couple years, raises the children, runs the household, pays the bills, handles all the discipline and school issues, takes care of all medical needs of the family. In short, the active duty soldier is dependent upon the home support to free the soldier from the concerns and needs of everyday life so that they can serve a higher purpose.
In a sense, isn’t this exactly the relationship we have with God? Everything we have and are comes from God. We are totally dependent upon God.
However, we are the feet-on-the-ground home-front that tends to all the minutia of daily life and needs on earth. We tend the sick, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit those imprisoned in reality or within their failing health or mind, we pray for the dead.
Our willingness to be the dependent who serves, enables God, and his angels and spiritual soldiers, to be free to fight the battle against evil here on earth and in heaven.