God never planned on your success and that’s REALLY good news!
- Paul didn’t see himself as one called to achieve success for God but rather to bask in what God had achieved for him! – Romans 1:1
- Paul considered his greatest joy to be a slave of Christ! – “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus”
- Paul new He didn’t make himself an apostle nor see his apostleship as something to benefit himself. - called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
- God’s plan has always been for Jesus to succeed! – Romans 1:2-6
- God’s plan is to come to us, not us to Him! – Romans 1:7
Conclusions: If you gave your life to Jesus it’s because He called you. If He called you it’s His will for you to live in faith and submission to Him and His will is never thwarted. He is and will be your success! Likewise, if you are being convicted of your need to surrender to Him then know there is no reason not to do it. If you are being convicted that means your being invited! Because it’s based on what He did we can totally surrender to Him for who He is (GOD) without worry of failure!
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