Jesus Is the Key to Success
Any goal you desire to achieve depends primarily on one’s disposition, will, and willingness to assume the appropriate responsibilities.
Furthermore, it is impossible to achieve everything on your own; therefore, it is essential to have a productive relationship with someone and be committed to your success. You will need a person who will be willing to walk in your shoes and identify with your successes and defeats. The critical question is, “how I can I have a productive and ongoing relationship? How I can find that right person who will be willing to accept and take my position when I cannot assume it?” Let us a share wonderful lesson Jesus taught his disciples as we understand that He must be our first choice in life and in all of your decision makings.
To help understand how the relationship between the Lord Jesus and the believer works, Jesus used an example from nature. “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:4-6, NIV
Your productivity will depend on this direct and permanent relationship with Jesus. Since the Old Testament, grapes have symbolized the people of God’s capacity to produce, extend, grow, multiply, prosper, and bear fruit; overall, doing God’s work on Earth.
Your relationship with God is important and necessary for your survival, because without him we can do nothing. The purpose of the branch is to bear fruit; if it does bear fruit then it is of no value to the vineyard worker, therefore it is cut down and thrown into the fire. Have you noticed how a branch begins to dry out, little by little, after it’s been removed from the tree? Due to its separation, it no longer receives the natural nutrients which give it life. Eventually, it begins to dry out, it dies, and it’s burned. For this reason, Jesus grabbed his disciples’ attention and told them to remain in Him.
I’m calling you to achieve all the results you are waiting for; your direct relationship with God is the key to a continuous abundant and fruitful life. Place all of your dreams and your life in Him so they may come to pass. A life that does not remain surrendered to Christ and connected to the Holy Spirit loses its essence. You cannot separate yourself from your creator. Don’t give your back to the one who formed you and gave you the breath of life. Do not continue to fight with your defeats, do not think that you are alone, but declare what the Psalmist David said: “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10 NIV
There are many people who begin projects and make decisions without weighing the importance of this relationship. They begin to separate themselves from God without realizing that it will only bring them suffering; and the peace they are after will never be found without God. They will bring upon themselves consequence due their poor decision makings, causing a delay to their destiny; and in the end they end up paying a very high price, which includes their strength and health. However, Jesus continued sowing in them the importance and benefits of having an experience with Him, thus he said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John16:33
I invite you to make this decision. He’ll help you prevent many failures and moments of frustration as you place you trust him with your dreams and future to right person. This is relationship that many have decided no partake of, however, in the end they realize that in the midst of the pain and failure there only remains one that was willing from the very beginning, even when others left him. With Jesus you will only be able to declare the words of David: “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138: 7-8
Finally, I want to remind you that you cannot do it while being apart from God. A permanent relationship with Jesus and life of freedom will bring about a fruitful and complete life. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV