I think we have all had someone say to us, “What would I do without you?” That statement can so easily make negative pride swell within us. The truth is that God will use someone else if he doesn’t use me.
There is a negative trend in Christianity where churches are built upon pastors than on Christ. I placed my identity in my job as a pastor or worship leader and my “success”. When I knew that the enemy had devoured my family and I would no longer pastor the church, I prepared the church in my preaching that they could easily do without me and that if I lost everything, I would still have Jesus. I didn’t understand how deeply I would need to cling to this truth.
The bottom line is that God delights when you are humble. Your arrogance might impress some people, but some event will come along and knock the wind out of your sails.
If you think that the world can’t do without you, remember the truth. It is an honor and joy that God would use you. Enjoy every day with the knowledge of that truth!