Monday, February 9, 2015

How to be Successful

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

An old Jewish Proverb says, “In God’s will, no failure; out of His will, no success.” General George Patton said, “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” Good to know. But there is also a theological understanding of success. It has nothing to do with the outcome of what you are doing. Neither is it defined by wealth, position, power, respect, or awards. Success in a theological sense is faithfulness in tackling and accomplishing whatever task God hands to you each day. In other words, success is faithfulness is finishing your daily assignments, regardless the outcome. 

Listen to Paul’s advice to a member of the Colossian church, “Say to Archippus, ‘take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it’” [Colossians 4:17].

Listen to Joshua as he encouraged Israel before entering the land of the Canaanites, “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” [Joshua 1:7-8].

It’s Monday, time to begin a new week of service to God. Don’t be worried about failure, instead, be faithful. Be faithful in where God leads you and what He would have you to say. That means, be faithful in your walk and your talk. That is how you spell SUCCESS God’s way!

I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. John 17:4

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