Are you investing your time and efforts into good things or God things? In other words are you seeking God for what He wants you to do or are you just doing good things because others are doing it and having success? Too many times churches ride on the coattails of other churches and expect the same results. What God is doing in one place does not necessarily mean that He will duplicate it where you are, even good things.
There is a big difference between the “Discovered Will of God” and the “Developed plan of man.” One is God breathed the other is man conceived. One is sought out through prayer the other is developed though man’s ingenuity. One produces fruit that honors God while the other produces results that puffs up man.
Someone has said that God could remove the Holy Spirit from the church today and most churches would continue with business as usual just doing good things.
If only good things would reach the world with the gospel, Southern Baptists would be way ahead of the game. We need God anointed, prayer produced movements from God. We serve a Sovereign God who works all things well. He has said that He will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
Listen to what God says through his preacher (Jeremiah 29:11-12):
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. ‘Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. ‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.