We don’t like Necessity. I don’t know why. Necessity pushes us to do things we wouldn’t otherwise do. We create, we provide, we grind, we are at our best. True, we humans are sometimes at our worst because of Necessity–life can feel like the Hunger Games at times. For Christians, however, necessity is a friend because she leads us back to God.

When we don’t have any ideas, when the money is gone, when all seems lost, when stress chokes out all joy, Necessity is there–thank God, and she has brought out the best in me more than the worst. In fact, it’s the humility and drive necessity brings that has drawn me closer to God in my desperation. Toward God is always where a follower of Jesus wants to be.