This month we are discussing a dynamic series called, “Success Pursuit.” We are examining the true meaning of success and what God wants for us according to His word.
Success means different things to everyone. We all want to be successful, and it is rare to hear someone say “I don’t want to be successful” at what I am doing. God created us in his image. That means, He created us to be more and do more (Gen. 1:26-27). So, let us remind you that God wants more for you than you could ever dream or imagine.
What is success?
Success defined is: “ the achievement of goals.” Without goals, success becomes elusive and we often become frustrated. It’s like playing a match or game without a goal post. How would it be possible to track your progress?
Setting goals for ourselves brings us fulfillment and purpose. With them, you’ll wake up every day with an agenda in mind and end the day feeling better.
Goal-setting is life changing. I’m a witness!
Should I pursue success as a Christian?
As a believer, you likely find yourself struggling with questions like:
“Is pursuing success right or wrong?
“Should a Christian be ambitious?”
“Is there such a thing as too much success?”
“if I become too successful, will I backslide?
Let us put your mind to rest: success is God’s plan for us all. God wants you to live a successful life no matter where you are or what you are doing right now. So, to answer these questions: success is RIGHT. We just have to remember to let God be our Anchor! Hold on to God, no matter what. Don’t let go of His love and principles for anything.
God’s utmost concern is about who you are. The rich man in Luke 12:13-21 was successful and wealthy. But, who he was becoming was dangerous. Scriptures records him saying “I will” a few times. This meant there was no place for God in his heart, life or plans. He wanted more, but he derived his value from what he owned instead of from the God who gave him what he had.
The moral of the story? No matter how much we aspire to be more successful, we must always check our motives. Be honest with yourself and let the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth.
As you progress, remember God wants nothing but the best for you. And, the most important thing to Him is a relationship with you. I encourage you to request your copy of this series, download it and listen to it until it’s part of you. And remember, you’re destined for greatness!
Enjoy your week!