What is success? For most people success is considered a nice home, a car and your bills paid. But there are others that are not satisfied with that way of life. They want a bigger house, a better car, a 70 inch television screen and an up-date on every new gadget that technology can produce. That kind of success will not bring them happiness because they will never be satisfied until they can get more and more, bigger and better. In Jeremiah 9:23-24 we read “ Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches but let him glory in this, that he understands and knows me that I am the Lord….”
Listening to what God is telling us will bring success into your life. Following the purpose God has given us, moving in the right direction, making the right decisions. Proverbs 3:5 “……. Lean not on your understanding.” Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore by the mercies of God present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. Romans 9:36 “For of him and through him are all things: to whom be glory forever.” Matthew12:50 “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father is my brother, sister and mother.”
Success does not define who you are even if you have an abundance of material things or if you are famous in some capacity. It is living a life that recognizes what Jesus has done for us and understanding what he does for us every day. Sometimes it takes time to find God’s will and it may take patience but we must wait for the timing of God. A successful life is following God’s will and serving the purpose he has given us for His glory.