The moment that the "works" becomes about us, our faith is hindered -- basically self has gotten in the way of what God was trying to accomplish in us. It's seemingly true for too many things: when SELF steps into the situations God ordained, we're stepping in front of God and limiting what He can do in our lives.
"Curiosity led the fish off-course. Taking the bait led to temporary satisfaction & eternal regret." How are you allowing "harmless" temptations to hook you in and take you off-course from where God wants you to be?
You've heard it said that “LIFE is a JOURNEY.” But some of us are stagnant on that journey, or at best walking in circles without a sense of which is up or down. You may deny it, but we are all searching for something — something deeper, bigger than ourselves.