It is very easy in the flesh to measure ourselves through our accomplishments in the world but in the Kingdom of God true greatness is determined by the level of service that we provide to others. Spiritually Satan is very active in our achievements because he knows how we tend to forget who got us to where we are and how we tend to compare ourselves to the standards of the world. Another reason that Satan is very active in this area is because he knows the weakness in our human nature when we allow the pressures of achieving a goal to rob us of who we are or who we can be.
Pressures often cause us to make wrong decisions, fall into depression, and they even increase our anxieties when we do not know how to trust in God. For there is no pressure with God but only peace in knowing that if it is in the Lords will then it will come to pass in His timing and not in ours. If you are feeling pressured today I challenge you to take a step back and ask God to give you the peace that you need to understand where you are. For when we understand where we are is when we can begin to plan for where we are going…amen