The apostle James writes that the way up in God’s eyes — is down.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. (NASB)
God is a gentleman: if you think you can do life without Him, He will not force you to do otherwise. However, if you admit your limitations — God offers His followers all of the strength necessary to accomplish His plan for their lives.
The late Chuck Colson was convicted of breaking the law in the Watergate affair. Yet, it was while in prison that God got a hold of Chuck’s heart and gave him a greater purpose for his life and a vision for a new ministry: Prison Fellowship! The lesson is clear: a life lived in humble dependence on God will prosper!