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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Just Wanna Be Successful

Hip Hop Artist Drake recently released his smash hit, "Successful" "he says he wants the money and the cars and the cars and the clothes."  Then he goes on to say I just wanna be successful.  Truth be told the culture we live in breeds this kind of thinking.  Many Christians if they are honest really measure success in the same fashion.  Only difference is there is a # that says God is good at the end of the statement.  However is that really how God measures success? Is God really concern with how much one accumulates?  Is God really concern with you being successful?   Last I checked God does not measure success in the same manner we do:

  • Moses didn't lead the children of Israel to the Promise Land but in God eyes he was successful.
  • Isaiah preached many years to people who would not listen but in God eyes he was successful.
God measures success differently than the world does.  God measures success based on your faithfulness to his precepts and His word.  God measures success based on your obedience to the various things he has gifted and call you to do.  Being successful in God eyes may mean forsaking your comfortable lifestyle and foregoing the riches of this world however there will be a great reward for you on the other side glory.   The question we must really ask ourselves is whose success do we really want?  What does our actions say about whose success we are trying to obtain?

P.S. God is not anti-success but God is anti-idolatry that is to say when you desire success more than Him therein lies the problem.

Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 4:7-8

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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