In my life I've learned that whenever I begin a task (or even a day) drawing on the strength and inspiration of God, cognizant of my own weaknesses and deficiencies and my need of God, things go well.
But when I begin a task with little thought of God, confident in myself, I bungle.
The irony is that the more I rely on the God we know in Christ alone, the more confident I feel.
Check out Joshua 7:1-13, from the Old Testament, and then read today's installment of Our Daily Bread.
Never make a move without reliance on God. He keeps us on the right track!