“Failure is an orphan as success has many mothers”.
Everyone is searching for success, you, me but most people do not know what it looks like.
Success is the accomplishment of an assignment or the attainment of a desired goal and it’s also the capacity to make destination out of vision. It requires a process and produces in stages. It’s not a Destination: but an adventure. It’s not arriving at the peak overnight, it’s making continuous progress. So when every day is a plus on the previous, you can be termed successful. Success is accomplished stewardship both towards God and men, serving God’s purpose and promoting mankind’s welfare.
Success speaks louder than words. It commands greater attention than the greatest oration anybody can make. It’s self-inviting, self-attracting.
Success is free from struggle – sweat is a curse, and it represents struggle for survival. Genesis 3:17-19 (Aluta continua – struggle continue). When Jesus died on the cross, every curse, swear word or curse of God or of the devil was nailed to it. But why so many regenerated minds in the body of Christ still victims of struggle? (1 peter 2:9). Until God’s eternal formula for living a successful purpose in life is tied to the “Book”, success is not in view. (Joshua 1:8).
Ignorance is the only barrier to be destroyed. Knowledge is therefore the antidote for a life of sweat and struggle.
WALKING IN DIVINE PURPOSE
The journey of success begins with the discovery of purpose, asking such a question as:
What is my mission on earth? Proverbs 29:18. where there is no vision, the people perish. (Perish——–struggle———no results).
If success is defined as the accomplished of purpose then there is what you must know in order to succeed. Success therefore, lies in lining up with God’s purpose, which is the Manufacturer’s purpose. Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25
• Success—product of purpose.
• Accomplishment ——product of assignment.
It is important to walk in divine as our thoughts can never be compared with his plan for you. ( Isaiah 55:8). When you walk in divine purpose, you enjoy certain benefits like divine backing. (Thessalonians 5:24).
Every divine purpose always enjoys divine backing. That is what eradicates sweat in the pursuit of vision because the caller is committed to provide the required backing to get the job done. Malachi 4:2. But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings and …….
Because Jesus is the Son of righteousness, we only need to align ourselves cheaply reflecting His light, just as the moon does in relation to the sun. We are reflecting His light while he is generating the heat. Isaiah 58 – The lord is my shepherd for I shall not want………
N/B – Before you invest your fund in any business venture, crosscheck with the father, to avoid laboring in vain.
PILLARS OF SUCCESS IN SCRIPTURES
1) Devotion – e.g. Joseph who became the Prime Minister of Egypt said “but I fear God” (Genesis 42:18), Abraham too in (Genesis 22:2). Our devotion simply means walking with God. (Proverbs 13:20). David was also a man after God’s heart. He neither apologized for his faith nor submitted to the pressures of the King. He never lied, and he went to the den of lions where non before him never returned from, but he returned. Also Paul, a New Testament Apostle, wrote – to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.(Philippians 4:2, proverbs 9:10, Daniel 12:3).
The truth is, the deeper your root in the love of God, the larger the fruits you command in the journey of life.
2) Wisdom – the wise you are, the higher you fly. With wisdom, shinning becomes automatic.
a. Direction – Proverbs 16:9 – a man’s heart deviseth his way, but the Lord directeth his steps. When God is leading, peace becomes living evidence. When peace is in place, divine intervention is naturally provoked. Start walking in divine plan.
b. Discretion; – this is like knowing where to go and where to invest your energy and resources; it’s knowing how to go about your divine plans. It’s largely acquired at the prayer Alter. (James 1:5).
Daniel, the wisest man of his time, also took the channel of prayer (Daniel 2:16). He and the other 3 Hebrew boys prayed concerning the king’s dream and the secret was revealed to him in the night vision.
Proverbs 3:13 – “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
There is no faculty of wisdom in any college. Therefore, success can be achieved through Devotion, Direction and Discretion.
Thank God because of your dreams, but they cannot compare in value with His plans.
Thank God for your choice, but they cannot stand the colour and beauty of His purpose.
And of course your profession is no match for His vision for your life.
And bless God for your career, it can never compare with His divine plans for you.
Have a successful day wont you?