It’s humbling, but true. God works in us His plan, will, desire, and pleasure; and as a result, we work it out “with fear and trembling.” This is the way it has been from the beginning. God planted the garden in Eden, afterward, Adam dressed and kept it. This should challenge each of us to restrain ourselves from initiating things in our lives and ministries God is not the originator of.
Jesus said, “Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.” In other words, whatever we plant, won’t bloom!