Success is society's motto. $$$$ = success. Let's face it, everyone wants to be successful. Children pursue to win at video games and athletic sports. Most children in elementary and middle school want to make the honor roll, pass their classes, and graduate with their peers to the next grade level. High school graduates work to make good grades, pass the SAT, find scholarships, and hopefully get accepted to the colleges of their choice. Hollywood strives for the next best movie, Oscar Awards, publicity, and their millions.
What about you? What are you striving for? Do you consider yourself as successful? What is your measuring rod of success? How do you overcome adversities or challenges? All these questions will be addressed in this mini letter.
Wester calls success, a person of thing that prospers. This is pretty basic to understand. A tree is considered successful when it yeids fruit, has strong deep roots, and healthy green leaves. Raises on the job, promotions, and making the Dean's List classify as success. From my research, I have discovered that there is another level of success that most people are unaware of, and it is called Real Success. Let's continute to analyze this. According to Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
The bible promises us good success when we put the first part of the scripture to work. This good success has been coined as "Real Success" which simply is: becoming what God has purposed us to be or destined one to become.
God has a vision and plan for each of us and once we find it, the end result is peace and fufillment like never before. Therefore, strive to be in His will and to become who He's created you to become. This is the only thing that determines if you are really successful or not. Your success is beyond your job, 401K, and living the life.
Pull out your measuring rod: the bible and read Joshua 1:8 and Jeremiah 29:11 to discover your ultimate potential in God.
Remember that challenges only make you strong and help identify what's in you.
No true warrior is birthed without overcoming obstacles.
Several great playwrights, businessmen & women, musical artist, and forefathers have overcome challenges in life. Tyler Perry experienced homelessness before there was ever a Madea series. Michael Jordan didn't make varsity basketball in his sophmore year because he was too short. Oprah had to overcome molestation and poverty before becoming who she is today. (www.wikipedia.com)
No one ever become great by giving up and not trying again. - Tyneise J. Seaborough
Your success is not measured by the number of tests failed, bankruptcies, or missed opportunities we've encountered. It's only determined by God's will for your life. Strive to become all He has called you to be. Begin today.