One of my co-workers has a sign that says “everything is figureoutable.” While I love the sentiment behind this sign, I wonder if it is true. I believe that it is important to solve your own problems. In fact, I work so hard to solve my own problems and handle things myself that I don’t reach out to anyone, especially not God. My kingdom is neat, orderly, and controllable, or at least, that is what I want to believe. It often takes big consequences to get my attention and show me that I need God and his people.

Romans 10:3–4, says that, “For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Talking it over with Jesus should be my first priority. He is my righteousness, and he is building his kingdom through me.

I may be able to do most of my life on my own, but should I? As a believer, God wants me to let my life be worthy of the gospel of Christ and strive to stand in faith side by side with other believers. Figuring anything out without God isn’t really figuring it out. He is worthy, holy, and he wants me to remember that I need him.