You can succeed

May 21

“He held fast to the Lord and did not cease to follow him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.  And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook.”  2 Kings 18: 6.7.  

Success is one of the greatest of human pursuits.  Success is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as: “a favorable or desired outcome; the attainment of wealth, favor or eminence.”  John Maxwell describes success as: “The progressive realization of a predetermined goal”.   Success is progressive and includes the will and determination to never give up. 

God tells you how to succeed:

1)  Hold fast to the Lord.  Don’t give up your dream.  Don’t give in to fear. Don’t surrender to obstacles. When you don’t have the answer and when you cannot make things happen step back and allow God to take over, “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.

2)  Listen and obey.  Let God’s Word be your plumb line for everything that you do as you create and rule your world for success. Live by faith and not by feelings. Keep moving towards your dream.

3)  Be aware of God.  Make your heart an altar of God. Christ in you is hope of glory. Meet with Him everyday for worship, sharing, renewed strength, creativity, power, and favor. After prayer go with God every where. “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8. 

4) Have faith in God and in yourself. “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverb 16:3.

Kingdom Declaration:

The LORD is my strength and shield.  He gives me success and guarantees my protection.

Read the Bible in One Year: 1 Chronicles 13-15; John 7:1-27