Goals and expectations, I set them.
When they pop into my head, I take hold.
I try my best to meet each one,
Forgetting who really controls.
When I fail to meet my mark—
The one that I decided and I set—
Feeling like a failure, I cry.
But I am my biggest threat.
Why do I try these things myself?
As if, by doing more and more, I win?
I surrendered these things yesterday,
But today, I’ve lost before I begin.
“Those who don’t do can’t succeed,”
I hear it over and over again.
But all this focus on “me”?
It causes struggle now and then.
I can’t do anything on my own.
I know this to be true!
Which is why I need God’s help;
And he ALWAYS comes through!
We aren’t supposed to live the Christian life ourselves;
It’s only possible with Christ in us.
So why should I succeed myself?
This is what we need to discuss.
“May I never boast except in the cross,”
The Galatians are told by Paul.
We could never save ourselves,
Nevertheless with success, which makes us fall!
But when I give it back to God?
I let him do his work through me?
Then I am not the one glorified.
It is CHRIST, do you agree?
So may I fail when I try myself,
Because it shows my weakness.
But in my weakness, Christ is made strong.
And in HIS strength, we’ll joyfully confess:
To HIM be the glory forever and ever,