Success

Success

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE

Intro:
Pastor prayed the 3 businessman and after 5 years they bankrupt, divorce, hardened his heart against God…

* WHAT IS SUCCESS?
Definition of Success according to successful people…

Ford Madison said that Success is a direction not a destination; a process not an achievement.
Larry Burkett said that success is surrender to God’s Authority, Obedience and persistence in pressing on to God.
Anthony Campold said that success is fantasy is wealth, power and prestige while these are not evil, yet they can be destructive when abused and over-emphasized
Geolin Franklin said that success for Christian people is a daily process a balanced life lived on God’s terms in the power of the Holy Spirit…

These are a great difference between the ways the world sees success in the way God sees it. The bible tell us the ultimate success is to hear what our Lord say’s to us at the end of our earthly pilgrimage “Well done, good and faithful servant,” Success depends on our continuous obedience to God and walking in the center of His Will for our lives.

*Worldly Success

There are 3 types of worldly success that we can be tempted to obtain. 1John 2:15-17

1 ACCOMPLISHMENT or ACCLAIM it is a temporary king Solomon say’s it provides little satisfaction in Ecclesiastes 2:10-11
2 ACCUMULATIONS we to ask ourselves how much is enough? We need to be contented with what we have Luke 12:16-21 warn us about greed and lust for more.
3 FILLING OR FEEDING our appetites with things and pleasure (their God is their stomach. Phil.3:16

Mature Christian who have God through life come to this conclusion success is not found primarily in the position you hold, the position you obtain, or the prestige you are given-rather success is the person that you are “ We should aim for Spiritual success…

The world “SUCCESS” and its synonyms appear many times in the scripture: for example; Joshua 1:8, Samuel 18:13-14, 2 Chronicles 26:5 Joseph

.* To be Successful we need to know the Will of God, to do it and to be pleasing unto Him
To be a successful we need to surrender our motives, ambitions and priorities to Christ

S _ C C E S S

What’s missing? Even God can’t spell S_CCESS if without U. It is a team work between God and U.

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