Through scripture we know that God wants us to succeed in life. By growing and using our faith & trust in the Lord we can be strengthened to fulfill His will for our lives- this is true success.
The general definition of success:
Success is wanting what you already have. It’s enjoying what you do, every day, and being able to make a difference to the people in your community and beyond. I believe that true success comes after a journey of discovery with lessons to be learnt and struggles on the way of life. It cannot be given by men or bought with money. True Success is a gift you give yourself. It can only be awarded to yourself and measured by yourself against personal goals. Success is much more than attainment, it’s about a realization of what makes you happy. Not until you are completely at ease with your life, how it works, and the people in it, can you truly be successful. For me, it means being challenged every day with something new and exciting that I alone, or working with those around me, can overcome. It means leaving the office satisfied, feeling like I’ve made a difference, but able to relax and enjoy my free time with friends and family. To me, success means being the best version of yourself that you can be. Whether that’s helping others around you, striving to PURSUE a meaningful career or conquering your fears, there are lots of different ways in which you can be successful. Success means being proud of what you did, proud of where you are and most importantly proud of what you have become. But success is also about other people and our influence on them.
WHAT IS BIBLICAL SUCCESS?
Principles of Success as defined in the Bible: Only a child of God can be truly successful! You must be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit! Success means to discover and accomplish God’s purpose and will in your life; having spiritual (and natural) prosperity and fruitfulness; becoming a blessing to your generation! If you pursue happiness, you will never find it! Seek and pursue the God of the Bible! God loves that! By making God happy, you will become happy and therefore, successful!
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” (Ps 1:1-3).
The successful man (woman) is one who loves the Bible! He studies and applies the Word of God in his life! He lives spiritually separated from the unbelievers, the rebellious and the religious hypocrites. He is wise! He meditates on God’s Word day and night. The word ‘meditates’ is related to the word ‘medicine’. His mind, his imagination is a source of healing for his soul and body. He is fruitful. He multiplies himself spiritually in the lives of others. He influences them for good. His life draws many to Jesus! He has leaves (healing) and fruits (life) to give to others (Rev 22:1, 2). He is a sample of God’s glory! He is a man of hope and faith! He is strong spiritually! He encourages others to become strong! He is a blessing to many! May your life be a success story, to the glory of God!