📖: James 4:1-17
Confession: Isaiah 40:31
God created mankind in his own image, (Genesis 1:27). He wants us to succeed and fulfill our destiny. Our ways of pursuit of success might be different from God’s ways because His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9).
As human beings, we all want to be comfortable and happy. Sometimes in the the pursuit of finding success, there can be struggles and often we pursue success in wrong places and even in the wrong ways. This is because we did not put our plans before God as written in Proverbs 16:3 which says “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”. God commanded us in
Deuteronomy 29:9 to carefully follow His covenant, so that we may prosper in everything we do.
The Pursuit of Success consists of • having a Purpose, • a Goal, • Good imagination, •persistency, •desire, • motivation and •having a plan.
God our Creator is the Master planner and since we are created in His image, He want us to be good planners. Proverbs 21:5 says “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty”.
As Christians, the pursuit of success is meaningless without us first seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33-34), and make the Word of God a lamp to our feet and light to our path (Proverbs 22:4). Luke 14:28 says
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Therefore, in wisdom and humility set goals that are realistic and achievable, and God will make our plans to succeed. Proverbs 16:9 says “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
In our pursuit of success, we shall not fall into mistakes and errors, in the name of Jesus. Finally, Matthew 16:26-27 sums it all up. “What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?  For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done”. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. For those yet to surrender their lives to Jesus, this is not negotiable, do so now, tomorrow might be too late. DO IT NOW! Have a relationship with God.
PRAY THIS; in the name of Jesus, I repent of my sins, come into my heart and I will make You my Lord and Saviour. Stay connected! Stay focused! Stay blessed! Shalom!!!
🙏 Every negative power stagnating my life, die in the name of Jesus. I refuse to be stagnant, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 If I have missed my road, O God arise, correct me by Fire, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Thou power of meaningless life, die, second hand destiny go, my original destiny come, in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Every power putting the armour of Saul on my David, die in the name of Jesus.
🙏 Thank You Lord, for answered prayers.