God-Ordained Success

God-Ordained Success

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

Recommended Reading – Psalm 1

“Success,” said General George S. Patton, “is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” That’s not a bad definition, but here’s a better one: Success is faithfully tackling and accomplishing the work God gives us day by day. In biblical terms, success has nothing to do with wealth, position, power, respect, or awards. God promises to grant us success in life, but He views success as finishing the work He has assigned us. Colossians 4:17 says, “Say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.’”

The Bible tells us to persevere in obedience, “Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you … that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book … 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, NIV).

Don’t worry about failure; just be faithful in your Christian walk and work. That’s SUCCESS in capital letters.

In God’s will there is no failure; out of His will there is no success.


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