So, the Love Challenge has my mind going 100 miles an hour trying to figure out the best ways to show Mike that I love him. (And he only reads my blog every couple of months, so I am hoping he doesn’t read this until AFTER the challenge is over. :)). While I was thinking about what I am going to do today, I was reminded of this song, I Need You, by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

The idea that there are certain things that I need Mike to help me battle (not whiskey and cigarettes, like Tim’s verse, but other things), is true. There are certain things that help me cope with life that he provides. I need him. The thing is, our lives often get so busy that we forget that we need one another to get through. We begin to think we can do it all on our own.

The same thing is true of the Lord. We need Him. We can’t do it on our own, but we try. And it isn’t long before we find out that we can’t do it all on our own. But sometimes, our pride won’t let us go and ask for the help we need at that point. We continue to try to tough it out until we are so beat down, so immersed in our problems, that we feel like we’ll never get out.

But all it takes is for us to swallow our pride and admit we need help. We need our spouses. We need our God. We need our friends. We need to do life together in community. We are not meant to be solitary individuals, but part of a larger whole where we all need one another.

And when we recognize that we need one another and we need the Lord, we also recognize that life isn’t all about “me.”

So, who do you need today? Where do you need to swallow some pride and admit that you can’t do it all on your own?