Romans 7:15-21 "I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong."
Decreeing The Outcome
I also pray that you find success in this life, that you prosper in all things and be in good health (3 John 1:2). Every good and perfect gift is from the Father (James 1:17), if our earthly fathers can give good gifts then how much more our heavenly Father? Ask and you shall receive (Matthew 7:7-12) have faith and put that into action (James 2:14-26). My success is not measured by someone else's story but by how far I have come from where I started. Your success cannot be measured by my accomplishments but by how far YOU have come from where you started. The fact that you made it here is something. 'How Far' doesn't relate to social mobility or status but personal growth. Refrain from comparing yourself and measuring your definition of success against others. Resist the temptation to chase after material gain to keep up with others. What does it profit to gain the whole world but lose YOUR soul? (Matthew 16:26). God is a rewarder and a restorer, He will compensate. He will heal the broken hearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, comfort all who mourn and give you the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:1-3). He can give you back what you lost and more. God says "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten..." (Joel 2:25).