Today's reading makes a lot more sense than the reading for July 8th!
Chambers starts off by asking if you "even have the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God?"
Unfortunately, this is pretty easy to answer, and that would be yes.
It's way too easy to claim to "depend on God", but have the Plan B in case God doesn't come through.
The less you rely on yourself and on God, the more He can use you.
As my pastor likes to quote Paul, "I MUST decrease, so He can increase!"
Being a military man it's all too easy to rely on myself. In fact most military folks take great pride in being able to depend on themselves.