Mary Mary said it best when they sang “Its the God in Me”. It is God’s unmerited favor in our lives that propels us to heights we could never imagine. It is the finished work of Christ on the cross that has set us up to always win. Because of Christ, we win in good times and we win in bad times. Bad times don’t always come because you have done something wrong. God is not trying to punish you. He doesn’t have you in a holding pattern. God is super awesome and loves you. There is absolutely nothing you can do that will change that. He will bless you even if you have made a mistake. Because of what Christ did on the cross you can come boldly to the throne of Grace and ask for what you need. God will reward your faith-bless you and forgive your sin/transgression. How awesome is that? No matter what, God wants to see you prosper.
In order for you to receive you have to believe. That is the only criteria. When you believe it will be easy for you to receive. We should always be receiving from God through Jesus Christ. Everyday you have an opportunity to receive from God.
Your receiving from Him determines what you receive. Now I know how that sounds, but if you understand that there is nothing you can do to get God to bless you then you can rest in your doing knowing that its not your perfect work that brings success. Its you right believing.
Don’t trust/believe in your ability. Yes you are smart and intelligent but put your trust in God who never fails. Believe in His ability and everything you need… you will receive.