Monday, March 28, 2011

Secret To A Successful Life

There is one particular passage of scripture in the Word of God that gives us instructions on how to have a successful life. There are many more but this is one of my favorites. It sort of covers everything. Are you ready to hear it? Ok I'll get to it in a moment. First, let me ask this. What is it that you want out of your life? Do you want more riches, better health, a name for yourself that is to be recognized? Just exactly what is it that you want? Or are you content with what you have? Are you satisfied with your life just as it is? Next question, what is it that you need? Do you need more food, more money, better health, a better relationship? Or are you content with what you've got? Are you satisfied? Those are two different questions even though you may think they sound the same. One is what do you WANT the other is what do you NEED. And then the second part of both questions is just as important, are you CONTENT or are you SATISFIED. 1 Tim 6 v 6-10....Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptaition and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faiith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows...... Now this scripture does not say money is evil. No, it says the LOVE of money. Being financially rich is not evil. It is when we start coveting what we do not have, and when we let those riches take over our lives and we forget who we are. We need to be content with what we have so that we do not covet what others have. You know the saying the grass always looks greener on the other side. That does not mean it is better for you. That grass has probably been fertilized with harmful chemicals that eventually causes destruction or death to you. Looks can be deceiving. Now the word does not tell you to be satisfied so that you stop working to achieve more. No it just simply says to be content with what you have at all times even though you are still working toward a goal. We can be content without having satisfied our goals and desires just yet. Just as we can strive to satisfy those goals and desires without coveting what is not ours. When something is satisfied, it is brought to completion, it is finished. I for one do not want to be satisfied until Jesus comes. But I am happy to be content with what I have and to work toward other goals. Some may say, I have all I need or want. You may say I do not need anything else. That is great, but don't get satisfied, start working on a goal to help others in the kingdom. Find what it is that God would have you do to help in His kingdom. After all Who was it that got you where you are? I heard it put like this once. The word retirement is never found in the bible. You may have satisfied your obligations as for working for the world, but there is no retirement in working for the LORD. AMEN! Jesus didn't say go out into all the world and preach the gospel until you have put in your 25 or 30 years. Mark 16 v 15... And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."..... No we are not all ordained ministers, but we all do minister the gospel everyday with our actions, our words, our conduct. You have heard it said that sometimes you are the only bible a person ever sees. We are to be the word of God in action. Oh yes, we will mess up now and again, but we must be quick to repent when we do and make our actions right according to the word. Being successful doesn't necessarily mean being financially rich. There are some financially rich people who are living in misery everyday. These people do not experience Joy, Peace, Divine Health and the blessing of Abraham on their lives. These are those so called "self made milllionaires." When someone starts claiming to be self made then they are only enjoying temporary riches here on earth. The secret to success is being blessed with riches in every area, not just finances and being content with what you have while still striving toward other goals. And now for the secret to success found in the Word. Please take the time to read and meditate on this passage of scripture, so that you may obtain revelation of what a sucessful life is really all about. Prov 3 v 1-10 ......My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablets of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; So that your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine...... WOW, here you have it. You are told how to have a long life, a healthy life, a strong body, favor from God and men on you and all you set your hands to (your business, your job, etc.) Then you will have your barns overflowing with all that you can contain. And most importantly you will not be doing it alone and you will have His peace through it all. AMEN! STAY IN THE WORD!

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