The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success

If you are down this morning,  here are a few words of encouragement.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  Proverbs 16:3 

You know that I am a huge advocate for the Bible. We must read it so that we know what all the verses we hear all the time mean in their proper context. If you have read the verse above and wondered why God hasn’t blessed your endeavor, you may have taken this verse (or any verse) the wrong way like so many of us have. We have to remember that God doesn’t bless just any endeavor. He blesses the one that He wants to succeed.

It all begins with submitting fully to the Lord. We have to remember that it’s all about God, not us.

Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”  Isaiah 43:7

Once you give yourself completely to God, prepare to be amazed! You are now in the perfect position to be a vessel for His glory and it is nothing short of a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring experience! You don’t have to be afraid that what you are doing is wrong. We are called to abide. That’s it! Just do what’s in front of you and God will do the rest.  I know I am not alone in going crazy wondering what God’s will is for me and if I am on the right track to it. Spoiler alert: if you are abiding daily, you are right where you need to be! God is the one who gets the get’s the first move.

By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
Exodus 13:21

So how do we abide?

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:5

You cling to the Vine!

You read your Bible daily.

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;  John 8:31

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  John 15:7

Pray continually.

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’  Jeremiah 33:3″

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7 

Remember, we aren’t asking for selfish desires, we are asking for God to glorify Himself through us.

Rest.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalm 46:10

REST! Relax and know that when you are abiding in Christ, when you are a vessel for His glory, you have no other choice but to succeed! Success is certain.

God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.  Psalm 46:5

She will not fail

If the Lord wants something done, it will be done. Congratulations. You have learned the secret to success.