Your success is His responsibility not yours. Many Christians, bound by religion, think that to live and enjoy their dreams, or “God’s best,”they must set goals and design their plan thoroughly. Each step they must take is planned by them in great detail; planning for every possible obstacle. This is just pure unnecessary labor This may work to a certain degree, but at what price?
Goal-setting is good but when it totally becomes the system to guarantee your success in life then you need to reassess your position. If your destiny is tied to your goal-setting skills then we will need to answer this important question.
Let me ask you this: if it works, who gets the glory – you or God? You!
You give yourself the credit for a job well done. Your 7-step plan to success in life was your brain child and, yes, “you did it!” It was full of hardships, labors and annoyances, but it was sure worth it. What you would discover is that It was about you. Testifying of God’s blessing would just be a cliche.
The Psalmist said “He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. My success is His reputation. Your reputation is not stake if you are resting in Him.
Grace has given us a new identity in grace. It reveals our real-redeemed identity that is totally different from who we thought we were, and what we thought we had to do to succeed. We discover all that He has is already ours and He has blessed us with every blessing pertaining to life and godliness. Both of these statements cover everything. No plans to work and no steps to complete – just believe. Once you learn who you really are, then be yourself- do what you want to do.
As Paul said in Ephesians 2:10 ” For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. (AMP)