The foundation for good success in life probably won’t be found in a seminar. How to make a better you is not the answer. Taking supplements to improve hair quality or quantity will not help you succeed. Yet we are bombarded with the latest technological breakthroughs (so called) that promise to improve height, memory, learning ability, language and a host of other things on a daily basis for the sole
purpose of becoming successful. The message is evident, “You are not successful and this will help you”, “You need more hair and whiter teeth.” If everyone had the money to purchase all of these miracle tonics wouldn’t it be amazing how our world would be transformed? Yet, many all trudge onward hoping to make it rich either by the lottery or some other unknown method.
We march along in hopes of something better when the poorest of us are richer than many people in the world. We always want more and strangely enough often look to Hollywood as the model of success while looking for the perfect situation to break in among us. Happiness however cannot be found on such a shifty foundation as this. For example, one day we are told success is to be a millionaire and all of a sudden inflation claims we need two million and so it goes. What is needed more than anything is a solid foundation that will not move with the times or fads of society. The foundation I speak of is found in the pages of Gods’ holy word, the Bible.
“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.” Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
Solomon gave us a tidbit concerning the ultimate success story in his writing as well.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Eccles. 12:13 (KJV)
David the great King also spoke of true success in one of his Psalms.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3 (KJV)
The key to real success is not measuring up to the things that Hollywood or Washington say are normal but finding God’s will for your life. Real peace and happiness come through HIM and his Word, that’s why I have written a study on this very subject entitled “Becoming Successful”. I hope you check it out and remember, don’t go through life discouraged and down, it’s too short for that. Let God give you direction through his Word and you will become better instead of bitter.
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Weekly Inspirational Scripture
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink *(money or earthly success); but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17 (KJV)
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