Do we want things to work out well for us?
Do we want to have purpose and meaning to our lives?
Do we want success that is defined by how much faith and wisdom we have? How much joy? And peace?
We read the same formula for success over and over in God’s word. It can’t be said any clearer than in 2 Kings – as long as Kind Uzziah sought the Lord, God gave him success.
All REAL success comes from God.
As we seek him with all of our hearts, he gives us the desires of our hearts.
It’s that simple.
And it’s that hard.
Because we’ve got this sin thing going on that distracts us.
Sin tells us that it’s all about us. We get confused and we think we can do anything if we try hard enough – focus on it – give it everything we’ve got.
Sin tells us that we make our own success. Sin gets us wrapped up so tightly with our own achievements that we miss the main player in this drama –
God is the writer, producer and director of the movie of our life.
When we look to him for direction, we’re going to find success. The movie will be a success.
His kind of success – success that money just cannot buy.
Thank you, Abba Father.