Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.  But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.  And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

(Psalms 1:1-3 Amplified Bible)

When you meet people who have walked with God for many years, they have a common thread that weaves them into the success of the Lord.  If your trust is in the world system or through your six senses it will ultimately fail.  Jesus came into this world to give you the abundant life so it would overflow from you to all those around you.  When the world sees you walking in Godly success it glorifies God and the Gospel.  The Lord Jesus knows and sees the beginning and ending of your life.  If we would be led by His Spirit continuously, then He could impart His wisdom and guidance to you.  Pride and self sufficiency is our greatest enemy.  Pride tells you do not need help and you can do it by yourself.  I will lift up my eyes to the hills; from whence comes my help?  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth (Psalms 121:1-2).  Some times we need to slow down and draw near to God with a intimate fellowship which will always lead you into godly wisdom.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

(Proverbs 3:5-6)