You have to first seek God, we can make our own plans but He has the final say.
His will is embedded with our success. God will only help establish a plan that fulfills His purpose in our lives and those around us.
There are times we commit some things into God’s hands.
For example, we can pray to God for our need to start a business..
Because he knows all things and can see much ahead of us, he can easily protect us from harm if it’s not His will.
So, if he sees that you’ll suffer a huge loss as a result of the business, he’d choose to not send you that starting capital.
Now, as a result of our short-sighted vision, we may get discouraged and angry.
If we truly commit our ways to God’s hands, we should let him make the vital decisions, knowing that his plan is always for our good.
Success In The Kingdom and The World
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the son of man is going to come in his father’s glory with his angels, and then, he will reward each person according to what they have done.
Another form that success takes on can be understood from the Scripture above—success in the Kingdom of God.
Success is measured by our lifestyle here on earth. In heaven, success isn’t money, big houses, and fancy cars.
How humble are we? How much do we cherish our souls? How much do we run away from sin? How much do we preach the gospel? How much do we follow God’s plans and precepts?
The Bible says God will reward us based on all the things we have done.
We should be conscious of the fact that none of our actions is hidden from God.
He takes note of everything, good and bad. And surely, every action has a reward, good and bad.
As believers who live for God and obey him, we know we have the reward of eternal life and endless time with God.
The Bible also makes it known that the reward of sin is death.
Study the two options. Which do you think defines success more?
Can You Be Trusted With Success?
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?