Many people think that success is measured by the size house they have, the amount of clothes they have and the amount of money they have in the bank. However, this is not true. Success is using your God-given gifts for the glory of God. But, you first have to discover your God-given gifts.
Steps to Achieving Success are:
Humble yourself (surrender your mind, body, and spirit to God).
Be patient (waiting and expecting God to lead and guide you).
Endure trials and tribulations.
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)
Seek God by using the R-S-M Method
This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. (Matthew 6:33)
Walk in the purposes of God, constantly obeying God’s leading and direction – moving forward and moving onward toward completion.
As you walk in your God-given purpose, you will experience:
- Divine strength
- Divine ability
- Divine Love, peace, and joy
- Divine completion
- Divine victory
SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD
When we seek God’s Face, we behold beauty and glory,
which takes us beyond the tallest building story.
Walking, running, and yielding toward God’s way
on the straight and narrow path we will stay.
A path full of love, joy, peace, and blessings,
if we are faithful to trust God through our testings.
O God, faithful and true,
thanks for leading and guiding us always to you.
© 1997 Karmen A. Booker
Karmen A. Booker has produced ministry resources – “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”, “Seeking the Face of God”, “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and “Biblical Entrepreneurship” that are designed to equip and encourage women to grow in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose for the Advancement of the Kingdom of God.
For more inspiring and encouraging poems by Karmen A. Booker, purchase her book, “Seeking the Face of God”.