Many Christians today are not living the successful life that God intends for them because they have missed the purpose for which they were born.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Paul says in Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
If you are going to live successfully, you have to know what you are here for.
Any tool that is used for something other than what it was created for will not be effective and it could get damaged. At times I have needed a hammer to drive in a nail, but I have been too lazy to go out to the storage shed to get one [don't you get too self-righteous because you've done it too]. So I have ended up using whatever I had handy, like a spanner. Well, I got the nail in, but not as well as if I used the hammer. Also there are now a couple of small dents in the wall.
Too many Christians today are not functioning or flowing in the thing they were created for and consequently they are not being effective. Also sometimes they get hurt and damaged. So God has a plan and you have a purpose. In fact, the word in Ephesians 2:10 translated workmanship literally means you are a masterpiece handcrafted by God.
The Greek word is the same word we derive our English word poem from. In other words your life is not to be without order or symmetry and rhyme or reason.
God has some specific things mapped out for your life. You are not just an accident. You are not somebody's excess baggage. You have a purpose to fulfill God's plan.
Ask God today to show you that purpose and then develop the gifts He has given you to fulfill that purpose.