Had an interesting conversation the other day with someone eight or so time zones away about the fear of success. Not fear of failure, but fear of success. Their thought process was that some people will intentionally self destruct because of success. My thoughts?? That’s crap (and you know I still love ya my Aussie friend!). God doesn’t desire us to lead defeated lives… why would he? If He gives us what we need in order to succeed, then He would give us what we need to manage success, right??
Here’s what I think : when we succeed, there is an opportunity to reflect that success back to God, where it rightfully belongs, or we can … be prideful. Use our success to make US look good. Drink from the cup of success and think that we have created the end result, and not God. Without God to smooth out the uneven path laid before you, your chances of success are slim. Not impossible, just slimmer than if God was for you, and not against you. If God would be against you, well I’m sorry but you are dead in the water before you’ve had a chance to light the first fuse on your cannon. When some succeed, the temptation to gather the honor for themselves will lead to not relying on God, and more reliance on THEM. Who is “them”?? Anyone and anything that is not God, or of God. Remember… your success is related to how much reliance you have on God. “If the Lord would be for us, who can be against us?” Easy answer there… NOBODY.
God with you means you control the faucet. God against you means that the faucet controls you.