We shouldn’t fear success, but we should fear our reaction to it. It is well known that we readily put our complete dependance on God in the valley. It’s on the mountain top, in the warmth of the sun that the temptation to become strong in our own eyes and pull away from God is very real. We can quickly forget who brought us to the dance and leave with another….ourselves.
To overcome this we must cling to the Lord every day in his word and in prayer. True, this thought is unoriginal, but we only need to look at the boneyard of those that have shipwrecked their faith to know He is our only hope.