Success is something everyone wants to experience in their lives. However, life is naturally filled with circumstances that make it hard to attain success In Life.
That’s why it is essential that we as Christians deal with our mindsets first.
How do we view ourselves? Do we often think of ourselves as capable of achieving something?
How do these beliefs affect our attitude to life’s hurdles and harsh conditions?
I can do all this through him who gives me strength
We need to change our mindsets. We CAN do all things!
We can open businesses, change the world and its systems, achieve our goals and dreams. EVERYTHING!
The truth to this multifaceted ability is that God is the giver of our strength.
Just when you get weary, He gives you guidance and His strength. Then, suddenly, you can do the thing you thought was impossible.
It is as a result of this that we know we will be successful in life.
We know that regardless of the project we take on, no matter how difficult or impossible it seems to achieve, God provides an endless supply of His strength.
What is the true meaning of success?
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Success takes on different forms, and these forms depend on the views through which we study it.
For example, God’s expectation for His children is that we would achieve true success defined by the hope of a bright future.
That’s why he always has a plan, not just for today, but for our entire lives.
One more thing about God’s plan is that it is not a bed of roses all the time.
Sometimes, He takes you through certain situations so that you can be prepared for the future.
You can compare this preparation to a college student who goes to school. She stays up all night, studies for exams, writes essays, etc.
Most times, the process is not enjoyable. But then, without it, her mind may not be transformed enough to make her envision her great future.
What does the Bible say about success in life?
We as Christians should always be successful.
However, true success can only be achieved when we follow through with God’s plans and purposes.
We have to remember that we were created for a purpose; and that the only person with the guide (or map) concerning our endeavors is God.
We should always be willing to reach out to him and seek God for the way.
How do we become successful?
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
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?
God also entrusts certain things into our hands to see how we can handle them.
He could place you in a high position to see if you’d do things differently; as a believer should.
If we are dishonest or show shady behavior while handling earthly wealth, how could we handle the heavenly riches any better?
Success Is Measured By Our Fruit
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Lastly, one more way God uses to measure success is us bearing the fruits of the Spirit in us.
What this means is that we manifest signs that point to the fact that we carry God’s spirit.
This is the truest measure of success!.
I wear many hats; Wife, Mom, Minister, Blogger and Entrepreneur.
It’s not easy juggling everything but with the Grace of God, I can do all things!
My plate is full but my cup runneth over!!