The Danger of Isolation
I have never heard an acceptance speech at an awards ceremony that started with "I'd like to thank me, myself, and I for all of the hard work that it took to get here. I couldn't have done it without me." I've also never seen an acknowledgment section of a book contain the author's own name. Why? Because great accomplishments require a great effort by a great team.
If that's true for recording artists, film producers, and authors, then the same should be true for us as Christians. No great work for God can be done alone. Not only do we need God, but we need each other. The danger of isolating ourselves from the kingdom of God-- His people--is that we become unqualified for the work for which He created us.
The Body of Christ
When you give your life to Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you are automatically brought into the body of Christ. What's more, you're not a duplicate or a fill-in; in the body, you're placed into the spot that was made for you. God has a unique place for you that only you can fill. When we close ourselves off from God's people, we unwittingly disconnect ourselves from the Spirit of God which gives us strength and life. We think we can do it on our own, but by disconnecting from our source we will inevitably fail--lacking what we need apart from Him.
We're Better Together
God's plans for each one of us are far greater than we can accomplish on our own and He created it that way on purpose. When we choose not to isolate ourselves, and instead live connected in the body of Christ, we are provided with everything we need to glorify God in the pursuit of His purpose for us.
No one is perfectly capable because no one is gifted in every area. It's more difficult to become prideful when we keep ourselves focused on our collective strengths and our collective purpose. Simply put: we are not enough. But God is enough. He provides for our weaknesses not just in His power, but in the collective strength of His people.
Choosing connection instead of isolation is a risk; it takes trust to rely on others. But it's also a risk to remain isolated. Try as you might, you cannot live the full life God planned for you if you do it on your own. Remaining in isolation means remaining in our weakness.
God has called you to greatness--not because you are great, but because He is great and has a great purpose for His people together.