Preacher's Blog

Preacher's Blog

“How to Become a Self-Sufficient Christian”

Categories: Christian Living, Encouragement, Joshuah Ellis, Psychology, Theology

Warning: This blog contains a fair amount of sarcasm. Reader discernment is advised.


It’s 2017 and people are still the same. You can’t really count on many people. Maybe there are one or two folks in your life whom you trust but that’s about it. I am sure that you, like so many, have been burned or taken advantage of in some way, let down by someone you thought was your friend; and there is no way that you are going to let that happen again.

In addition, you love the Lord and you want to serve Him as a faithful Christian. The solution to this conundrum? Become a self-sufficient Christian. After all, why shouldn’t you be able to get to heaven on your own? The following is a list of things you must do in order to become a fully self-sufficient Christian:

1. Shut out other Christians. You’ll still be willing to help them out when they need it, but the self-sufficient Christian cannot be so vulnerable as to rely on others when he is struggling. This really isn’t consistent with Paul’s admonition for Christians to bear each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), but at least you can “half-way” fulfill the law of Christ.

2. Get comfortable with weakness. Since you don’t want to have to rely on anyone, you are going to want to start acclimating yourself to a lot of struggles. This is simply the opportunity cost of self-sufficiency. Just because the wisest man to ever live wrote, by the inspiration of God, that we are weaker alone (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12), it doesn’t mean that it is not the right choice for you.

3. Weaken the Body of Christ. Self-sufficiency comes at a price, but so do a lot of valuable things. Since you are determined to be self-sufficient to the detriment of your own strength, you should be ok with the effect that has on the rest of the Body (Romans 12:5). After all, I’m sure someone else can pick up your slack.

4. Disregard God’s Wisdom. God created woman because he saw that it was not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). He commands us to assemble on the first day of the week so that we can admonish one another (Colossians 3:16). He teaches us that the church becomes stronger when we work together (Ephesians 4:16). Being a self-sufficient Christian means acknowledging that God’s design just doesn’t work for you.

Obviously, this blog is a testament to the fact that one cannot be a self-sufficient Christian and succeed spiritually, and no amount of “one man on a desert island” hypothetical arguments can change that. We have been designed to work together. This means that at times we offer help, and at times we accept help. It might not be the easiest thing to do; relying on other people, that is. However, those other people are who God himself has surrounded you with. So, one could reason that to refuse the help of another person is to refuse the help of God.

Remember, the devil wants you alone because then you are easier to pick off (1 Peter 5:8). Don’t make it that easy.


  1. tablets [url=]actigall[/url] lester actigall estiercol

    by actigall on April 20, 2021 at 11:22am.

  2. tablets [url=]norlucate[/url] nokia norlucate zwalam

    by norlucate on April 20, 2021 at 9:31am.

  3. online loans no credit check
    [url=""]fast payday loans [/url]

    by DanielInofe on April 20, 2021 at 8:22am.

  4. order tadacip 20 mg - buy tadacip in india buy tadacip uk

    by Zoocxt on April 20, 2021 at 7:26am.

  5. tablets [url=]azulfidine[/url] eastwards azulfidine svetigaka

    by azulfidine on April 19, 2021 at 7:34am.

  6. best cialis online

    by best cialis online on April 19, 2021 at 2:55am.

  7. viagra without doctor prescription -

    by erection pills on April 19, 2021 at 1:55am.

  8. tablets [url=]demadex[/url] fringes demadex keell

    by demadex on April 18, 2021 at 9:29pm.

  9. generic of cialis -

    by buy cialis daily online on April 18, 2021 at 4:31pm.

  10. Xbsskl - spedra 200mg Dsybhj hcxbzb

    by Napgax on April 18, 2021 at 10:56am.

  11. tablets [url=]aygestin[/url] undertakers aygestin soundgarden

    by aygestin on April 18, 2021 at 7:20am.

  12. tablets [url=]demadex[/url] renov demadex gjore

    by demadex on April 18, 2021 at 6:51am.

  13. free sample

    by free sample on April 17, 2021 at 8:00pm.

  14. tablets [url=]zyloprim[/url] waugh zyloprim bombers

    by zyloprim on April 17, 2021 at 4:46pm.

  15. cialis online cheap - soft tabs cialis

    by buy cialis soft on April 17, 2021 at 10:28am.

  16. Fcbmsd - where to buy tadacip online Itfdgr ebtjlp

    by Tvlcaw on April 17, 2021 at 6:36am.

  17. Great article. I will be experiencing some of these issues as well..

    by amoxicillin 250 mg capsule price on April 17, 2021 at 5:34am.

  18. can you purchase amoxicillin online: ">cheap amoxicillin - cheap amoxicillin 500mg

    by ClaudGreby on April 16, 2021 at 2:04pm.

  19. cheap cialis australia tadalafil 20mg price in india where to order cialis online

    by tadalafil 20mg price in india on April 16, 2021 at 1:03am.

  20. Ucjlhw - silagra 50 mg Scizit hpvfwx

    by Nvaelk on April 15, 2021 at 3:47pm.

  21. generic cialis cheap when will cialis be generic
    cialis otc uk

    by when will cialis be generic on April 14, 2021 at 4:57pm.

  22. Right awayy I am going to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast coming again to resad additional news.
    texas small estate affidavit form pdf

    by Cherie on April 14, 2021 at 12:17pm.

  23. dating website
    [url=""]dating personal ads [/url]

    by Stevendiemo on April 14, 2021 at 12:01am.

  24. free adult chat sites
    [url=""]best online dating sites [/url]

    by Stevendiemo on April 13, 2021 at 3:09pm.

  25. buying clomid online: ">clomid for sale - clomid 100 mg tablet

    by ClaudGreby on April 13, 2021 at 12:26pm.

  26. tadalafil 5 mg tablet coupon

    by tadalafil 5 mg tablet coupon on April 13, 2021 at 10:48am.

  27. Rcwuxa - lasix online Guzjft pufgqj

    by Ngybnn on April 12, 2021 at 8:15pm.

  28. natural levitra - 20 mg levitra

    by side effects of levitra on April 11, 2021 at 8:40pm.

  29. order cheap viagra

    by order cheap viagra on April 11, 2021 at 6:37pm.

  30. generic levitra coupon - buy levitra online

    by on April 11, 2021 at 4:25pm.

  31. cialis 5 mg colombia
    buying prednisone in mexico
    cialis 5mg coupon cvs don juinc

    by buy prednisone 5mg online uk on April 11, 2021 at 1:34am.

  32. buy viagra uk no perscriptions
    prednisone medication
    viagra aarp discount alameda county ca don juinc

    by prednisone for sale 5mg on April 11, 2021 at 12:56am.

  33. how to get viagra without a doctor: ">viagra online without prescription viagra without a prescription

    by MichaelEmure on April 11, 2021 at 12:23am.

  34. free local singles
    [url=""]mature adult phone chat [/url]

    by TimothyCyday on April 10, 2021 at 11:22pm.

  35. Zgrazu - writing essays in exams Vsyhfm ysclcl

    by Fwrcfg on April 10, 2021 at 9:07pm.

  36. levitra vs cialis vs viagra reviews - generic levitra us

    by levitra dosage how long does it last on April 10, 2021 at 6:24pm.

  37. adult ads
    [url=""]meet singles online [/url]

    by TimothyCyday on April 10, 2021 at 3:51pm.

  38. what are the 3 activites that can put somebody at risk for contracting hiv? Ysgnpvi cialis buy online how long does viagra last

    by on April 10, 2021 at 11:36am.

  39. Wxyria - try sildenafil Mgurbv jgqhza

    by Rqdvjt on April 09, 2021 at 2:23pm.

  40. vidalista 20 mg lowest price india

    by vidalista 20 mg lowest price india on April 09, 2021 at 6:58am.

  41. buy generic cialis online safely

    by cost of cialis on April 09, 2021 at 5:36am.

  42. cialis uk

    by generic cialis tadalafil best buys on April 09, 2021 at 2:44am.

  43. wine with plaquenil [url=]plaquenil 400 mg [/url] can plaquenil cause decreased kidney function what is the normal dosage of plaquenil for lupus

    by gabapentin coupon on April 08, 2021 at 7:26am.

  44. cheap vidalista online canada

    by cheap vidalista online canada on April 07, 2021 at 9:39pm.

  45. Akoake - geometry homework solver Sgmbrv galibk

    by Oggprp on April 07, 2021 at 8:59pm.

  46. paxil 25 mg paroxetine cost can i take tylenol with paxil what is the difference between paxil and sertraline

    by metformin tablets on April 07, 2021 at 5:06pm.

  47. Hi to every body, it's my first visit of this website; this website carries
    remarkable and in fact excellent stuff in favor of readers.

    by african viagra ingredients on April 07, 2021 at 12:50pm.

  48. Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I
    was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my
    comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours
    and I'm having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

    by does hydroxychloroquine cause gas on April 07, 2021 at 10:57am.

  49. levitra side effect 20mg levitra price walgreens

    by levitra cost walmart on April 07, 2021 at 8:12am.

  50. Does grapefruit pith make cialis cheap stronger. Although there are no predetermined interaction studies, other CYP3A4 inhibitors, such as erythromycin, itraconazole, and grapefruit power may also increase the imperilment levels of online cialis.

    by cialis cost on April 06, 2021 at 1:57pm.

Displaying 51 - 100 of 215

Page 1 2 3 4 5