Arriving at a Dangerous Place
As I was writing None Like Him, the thing that jumped out at me the most was my own personal sin patterns bound up with ascribing to myself something that is only true about God.
In particular, I struggle with self-sufficiency. I want to be a person that doesn’t need other people or other people’s stuff. I want to be free from dependence on anyone. And that ultimately includes God if you follow the idea out to its logical conclusion.
I began to realize that it wasn’t simply that I wanted self-sufficiency; it was that when I chased after self-sufficiency, it often drew the approval of man. People want to elevate a person who seems to be self-sufficient.
So it’s not just that I want to become like God in a way I ought not. Beyond that, when I try to become like God in a way I ought not, the result is that people put you on a pedestal. That’s a very dangerous place to get to.