By Ernest O'Neill

Why Can't We Handle Life on Our Own?

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

And I’ll show you the purpose that he had. It’s John 17:20, it’s part of Jesus prayer. “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word.” That’s us. “That they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." That’s why God made us, so that we could come into a oneness with him and dwell in him. That’s why he put us on earth. He put us on earth with all kinds of things that would come into our lives that we would not be able to handle on our own. So that, as we attempted to have dominion over the works of his hands by drilling the oil wells, by building our bridges, by creating our businesses, by trying to build our homes, we would repeatedly come against things that we could not handle on our own, and we would be driven into him to receive the strength and the wisdom to do it.

So reality, and the purpose of reality, dictates that we are not here to handle life on our own, and our Creator never meant us to. And the reason he put us here was, that as we try to tackle life, and the things that will be bigger than we are able to handle ourselves, we will be driven more and more close to him, and more and more into a oneness with him. But do you see that we’ve been brought up the other way, we’ve been brought up to think that’s weakness. We’ve been brought up to think, no we ought to be able to handle it like our dads did on their own, but that was never the Father’s intention. The whole purpose of God putting us here at all, is to bring us into a oneness with himself, to begin to experience his strength coming through us to the world, so that it’s his strength that is made known, and it’s his strength that is seen, and it’s his strength that prepares the world for the great plan he has for it after this life is over.

His purpose is to bring us into a oneness with himself. So, you can bet your boots that he is going to allow you to come into countless situations that you cannot handle on your own, because he doesn’t want you to handle them on your own. And yet we poor little souls fight against that, and we oppose it and we accuse each other and are hard on each other, because we’re not able to handle these things alone. We were never meant to handle them alone. In other words, you are always going to face things that you can’t handle yourself.