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We can talk ourselves out of success

There's nothing inherently wrong with having a healthy amount of self-awareness; critiquing ourselves along the way. Striving for excellence can be a worthwhile pursuit. But we can be our own worst critic too. Our self-imposed limitations can hinder our achievements in life. We may be afraid of failure (or even success) so we don't even attempt to learn that new skill or trade. It's cancelled before it's even started. Our Heavenly Father wants us to succeed and prosper. When we undertake something (a new degree, career, etc) especially to glorify Him, we can almost guarantee that there will be even more obstacles in our way. The enemy doesn't want us to prosper and advance in anything that glorifies God. But in making sure that our Heavenly Father is the source of our inspiration, we can achieve so much more...

Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us."

We have a great deal of undiscovered potential, that God knew about all along. After all, He created us.

Ephesians 2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

The world will not always have your best interests at heart...especially when you're attempting to achieve a goal...but God will.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

And it's best to surround ourselves with like minded people that have similar aspirations and principles. True friends and family will celebrate our achievements along with (and for) us. But we have to be honest with ourselves: Is what we're attempting to do for the sake of the world or for God?

2 Corinthians 6:14 "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"

If we're truly all one body in Christ, we'll put our Heavenly Father first and encourage one another to achieve the most we can in life. He wouldn't have it any other way.

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