How To Succeed In God’s Eyes
MANY people think prosperity and success come from having power, influential people as acquaintances, and a relentless desire to get ahead. But the strategy for gaining prosperity, which God taught Joshua goes against such belief system. He said to succeed, Joshua must (1) be strong and courageous because the task ahead would not be easy, (2) obey God’s law, and (3) constantly read and study the Book of the Law — God’s Word. To be successful, follow God’s words to Joshua. You may not succeed by the world’s standards, but you will be a success in God’s eyes — and his opinion lasts forever.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers” (Psalm 1:1-3). What the Psalmist is saying here is that the kind of people you associate with have a lot to do with the kind of success you would have in life. Walking with, staying with and taking advice from godly people, and having the right attitude towards the word of God will bring you good success. Right application of God’s wisdom found in His word brings success. To achieve anything worthwhile, we must have God’s Word in our hearts.
Proverbs 3:1-4: “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favour and good success in the sight of God and man.” Take the Word of God and write it in the tablet of your heart. The heart is said to be the seat of intellect. In other words, let God’s word reside in your heart and obey it. If you do this, you will have “length of days and years of life” and “you will find favour and good success.” What more could a man or woman want?
To truly succeed, you must be faithful to God, His ways and words. Remember Joseph, a young man that was sold to slavery. Despite those horrible experiences he had, he remained resolute and stood for God. He prospered and became highly successful. In the world’s eyes, Jeremiah looked totally unsuccessful. He had no money, family, or friends. He prophesied the destruction of the nation, the capital city, and the temple, but the political and religious leaders would not follow his advice. Yet as we look back, we see that he successfully completed the work God gave him to do. Success must never be measured by popularity, fame, or fortune, for these are temporal measures. God measures our success with the yardsticks of obedience, faithfulness, and righteousness. If you are faithfully doing the work of God, you are successful in His eyes. Finally, in God’s eyes you are successful if you have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. You are truly successful if you love God with all your heart.
Prophet Abiara, General Evangelist CAC Worldwide, firstname.lastname@example.org
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