When you need to accomplish something the best advice I can give you is take to the Lord in prayer. When I want to accomplish something that will truly last: I believe that I have a deep longing inside my heart for real significance and purpose. I believe that everyone of us feel this way at some point in time. The longing that I’m speaking of is given to us from God. However, many times I have found that I have lower ambitions.
When I say lower ambitions, I mean that instintively I want to look out for myself so I ask why? I ask myslef why that comes so easily? It’s more difficult, more costly, but more significant to look out for other people. In my heart I know this, but I need your help to accomplish it. I have found that when I think about myself first, I miss the opportunity of having eternal impact. Therefore, I ask Lord, give me the awareness to know if my actions are accmplishing what glorifies myself, and will therefore never last beyond this life-or what glorifies you and will stand for all eternity. Lord, I pray that you give me a heart that seeks you glory.
There is nothing wrong recognizing our accomplishments in this life, however, as a believer in Christ it is imperative to know where the ability comes from. I know that all of my gifts come from the one who created me, that is why I give him all glory. I would not be able to accomplish anything without the one who gives me the strength I need.
1 Timothy 6:18-19- Those who are rich should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they experience true life.