The other night in Bible
study, we talked about success. You see there is a worldly success that we all
have perceived in our mind. That goal that you feel you need to meet. Those
dreams you had as a child and still aim to meet, that income you think you
should make, that degree that you must obtain to get to where you need to be.
It's all tightly tucked away in your mind, constantly reminding you of "how
your life should be". You see we all define success the same(meeting certain
goals) but we also define our own personal success differently.
The world defines
success by what type of house you live in , what job you have and is it worthy
enough to buy all that stuff that most of the world thinks we need, the house,
the car, the clothes, the jewelry, game systems, memberships, etc... I could go
on and on.
The question is,
what and how do we define spiritual success? In our own personal walk, how would
we feel truly successful as a Christian? A Christ follower? Isn't that more
important than any worldly success? What would that look like?
As we all went
around answering the question, there was one sure answer that kept coming up and
that was " letting your actions, your life, your walk speak for you". So success
to a majority in our Bible study was not only claiming Christianity and
professing Christ, but walking the walk as well defines success. How true, how
Danny shared with us scripture
he equip you with all you need for doing his will.
he produce in you , through the
power of Jesus Christ,
every good thing that is pleasing to
glory to him forever and ever ! Amen.
You see God
equips us for exactly what we need. To do his will, he can produce in
you power through Jesus Christ. He does the equipping, nothing of ourselves but
So to me, true
success is being so close to him, (through prayer and reading his word) that you
walk in the cool of the day with him, you hear him, he hears you, you share a
relationship that is far better than anything earthly or worldly. You
will exhibit his qualities, his love, his mercy, grace and hope, total
dependence=true success, that is my desire... to get so close to Him that His
qualities cannot help but show in my life, in my walk and in my
actions.... When we do that..... our actions will not only speak,
but scream true success in Christ !!!