"You can achieve the victorious life only as you learn to live in deep dependence upon Me. People usually equate victory with success and success with the absence of falling, stumbling, or making mistakes. Yet those who are successful in their own strength tend to go their own way, forgetting about me.
Never forget it is through problems and failure, weakness and neediness, that you learn to rely completely upon Me!
True dependence is not simply asking Me to bless what you've decided to do-it is coming to me with an open mind and heart, inviting Me to plant My desires within you.
I often will infuse you with a dream that is far beyond your reach. To enjoy watching you struggle and slip and fall? Not all. Never. As you realize that, in yourself, you cannot achieve the goal I set before you, your journey of profound reliance upon Me begins.
This is not a path of continual success but of multiple failures. Each failure, however, is followed by a growth spurt, nourished by your increased reliance upon Me."
"We live by faith, not by sight" 2 Corinthians 5:7.