I know a thing or two about using crutches. Twice in high school, at least once in college and again after college, I’ve been on crutches. Though I’ve never broken a bone, I have dislocated my knee on numerous occasions and crutches have been a great asset during those times. Crutches help a person to be more mobile when they are injured while also providing something to rest on when standing for a longer period of time. They give you that extra strength you need to stand and go forward when you would have a very difficult time otherwise (plus in high school and college they also give you more time with girls that willingly help carry your books).
I’ve heard it said over and over again, “You are using God as a crutch.” It’s meant as an insult. You aren’t standing on your own two feet or believing for yourself, but, instead, leaning on God as the answer and strength you desire. I’m sure there are times someone may do nothing and make God their excuse, but most of the time we don’t lean on God enough. We attempt to go hobble or hop forward on our until we’re too weak to stand. Then we drag ourselves along the ground to prideful to admit we can’t do make it on our own.