In my humble opinion, the greatest enemy to reaching our God-planned peak in life is actually our first ‘little’ success/victory, not failure, not even the devil and of course, not our neighbour.
Do you remember the first time you ministered and saw many sinners converted and many other miracles take place? Your first pay raise, your first promotion, your first A grade in school, your first thousand/million? Etc. Yeah.
How has it been since then? You actually slumped because you became satisfied with that success and felt that there was nothing beyond that or that the amount of effort needed for the next height is just the same as the one that got you here after all.
Sorry, you weren’t altogether right. What got you this far cannot take you that far. Now, I’m not saying that God cannot help you. Of course, He will if you abide in Him. But remember that Elijah fled from Jezebel just after he had defeated the prophets of Baal, demonstrating an alarming fear at the threat of a lone woman.
Why then did he flee from Jezebel at a time when her prophets were decimated and faith in God revived in the hearts of the Israelites? And why did an angel bring him food to eat? – 1 Kings 19:4-8. Because Jezebel was different from the prophets of Baal, and yes, the journey was too great for him.
So, while you rejoice for your latest victory and throw a party for the new venture, also remember that what got you here will not be able to take you there. Ask God for more, and don’t become too comfortable with your little success. The next challenge demands fresh strength, wisdom, understanding and focus. You can always improve your best.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14).
God bless you and do have a beautiful day.