God has great plans for you! “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 hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“God’s timing is perfect; He is never late. Even when things seem out of control God is still working and has a plan for your life.” How many times have I said that? I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count.
“5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (AMP)
Without Jesus We Cannot, Without Us He Will Not
I have learned this from the Lord: Without Him, we cannot. Without us, He will not. What this means is that we need to recognize the fact that if we do not depend on Jesus, there can be no real, long-lasting and abiding success—without Him, we cannot. Believers who want to experience His success need to recognize this truth and begin to depend on Jesus and Jesus alone.
So what do I mean when I say, “Without us, He will not”? Well, Jesus is a gentleman. He will not force His favor and success down your throat. He needs you to allow Him to work in your life. He waits patiently for you to trust Him. He waits patiently for you to depend on His favor.
Dear ones, God’s unlimited favor is ever-flowing toward us and Jesus is waiting for us to come to the end of ourselves. He is waiting for you to stop struggling in your own attempts to somehow “deserve” His favor, and just depend on Him. So in the areas that you are still depending on your own efforts to succeed, start resting in Jesus’ unlimited favor and begin experiencing His manifested presence and glory upon everything you touch! He does hear you, He does answer you and he will not interfere if you don’t want him to. I don’t know about you but I want Him to. I trust Him with everything. I hear Him, I listen and then obey. He’s never let me down.