"For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. NKJVGod pours out His Spirit on us, and fills us with His word.
"None comes to the Son except through the father who calls him."
". . .it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it."
He sends us out as carriers of His word and messengers of the Spirit.
If we are following faithfully and do that which we are sent to, than God's will will be done. His will be done regardless, but if our work is of the Lord then it will accomplish exactly what He intends it to. 'Our' works, if they are truly God's, will prosper in the thing for which He sent it.
This means that, whether we are talking about witnessing to a single individual, heading a church or starting the biggest Christian movement this world has ever seen, big or small, great or simple, God's word through us will not return void, and will prosper in the way that He wills.
There may be hard times, we may not always feel we are accomplishing nearly as much as WE want to, but if it is truly God's will than regardless of the difficulties or at times seemingly lack of 'success' for the work (however one may wish to define it), it will be accomplishing exactly what God intends it to accomplish.
"Prosper" does not mean that He guarantees the Bible study He called us to start will grow into a mega church. It may, but it may not. God's will for what He calls us to may very well be that it starts from humble beginnings and remains a humble testament.
I want to keep seeking after His will for my life. To simply seek after Him and fill my heart with worship; content, needing only Him, with whatever purpose He may have for my life.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.