Are You a "Super" Hero?
Is the ability to overcome grief, trials, or temptation dependent upon you being a “Super” Man or “Super” Woman? Does your personal talent, ability, or emotional makeup provide you a higher rate of success? Has any “Superhero” in comics, videos, or on TV ever approached God and said, “Don’t worry. I got this!”
Trying to be a superhuman to fight off the world’s strongest attraction or tackle life’s greatest challenge will only weaken your relationship with God and make YOU the “Savior of all.” You think and behave as if you do not need God. You have the education. You have been through it all. You have the years of “experience.” You have had victories in the past. Troubles mean nothing to you. Temptations can be leaped with “a single bound.”
It should be foremost to underscore a major Bible trait of all God’s people - FAITH.
Faith is the trust in the God who made and sustains the world. He is great enough and big enough to help with the small things and the big things. When Jesus said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19.24), this astounded His disciples. They asked the Lord, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus said, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (v. 26). Who do you trust now? Do you still believe in yourself or God?
Trying to take care of everyone yourself when “you are strong enough” weakens your faith because you do not believe God can help. Admission of weakness can and will translate into experiencing God’s strength (2 Corinthians 12.9-10). Pride never lets go of one’s heart when that heart has been so accustomed to getting itself out of problems. Only when you admit you are sick will you go to the doctor. Only when you admit you cannot control all things will you go to God. Only when your marriage is hanging by a thread will you turn to a page of scripture about marriage. Only when you admit you are spiritually lost will you seek the path of righteousness. Only when you realize you need God’s help will you receive the help you need. Therefore, put your independent spirit aside. Put away that “Superhero” cape. It does not go with the armor of God. Let God meet your need.Let your faith grow.