If a right minded earthly father passionately desires his child to be successful, how much more passionate will our heavenly Father be for us to be successful in life. God does not want His children to fail. He simply wants us to obey Him and follow His roadmap of eternal life success for our lives. God's roadmap of success for our lives is usually the opposite to ours. And in order for us to find and follow His roadmap of eternal life success for our lives to the very end, we must learn to listen to His counsel, obey His Word and allow His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in everything.
God executed His entire eternal life success plan for our lives through the Person of Christ. The blood of Jesus as our life insurance policy can never fail to pay us the dividends and rewards of eternal life as long as we remain in perfect unity with Christ. God's perfect instructions for our lives are all for the benefit of our souls. We do ourselves no good by failing to yield to God's perfect instructions.
There are today several people in the world who are obsessively chasing after what they consider as success thinking that having humanly determined success will make them joyfully happy. But the fact of the matter is there are no other means for us to be soulfully joyful, restful and realistically be a success in life besides trusting and obeying God. Obeying and trusting God will not only make you happy. It will make God to be happy and exceedingly please with you. And if God is happy and please with you, then be rest assured that you can never fail or be put to shame.
Success is an outcome of life and not of death. Success is only possible in righteousness, which is Christ revealed and not in sinfulness. A soul living in consequences of sin, which is death is in all realm a failure regardless of his or her natural world humanly determined status, class or so called riches and worth. And the only means of avoiding an outcome of permanent death, which equals complete failure is by hearing, listening and obeying the authority Word of God, which is Christ revealed in the flesh. We need to hear, listen, obey and fully surrender all to Christ from beginning to the end in order for us to permanently receive the eternal life policy reward that He purchased for us with His atonement blood on the cross of Calvary.
Success is not for man to determine but for God who knows all and sees all to determine. And God's determined success standard is all established in His righteousness and this standard is all to do with obedience and surrender to His manifested Word of authority and dominion, which is Christ. Christ is life itself and in Christ, we have overcome death, which is an outcome of failure. Therefore if you are truly in Christ, always remember that irrespective of your natural world circumstances, your total and final outcome in Christ can only be of good success to the glory of God. Therefore, persevere in all things, listen obey, trust and continue to believe in Jesus no matter the natural outlook of things. His perfect plan for your life is the only right plan that is guaranteed to work together for the good of your soul. As the Alpha and Omega, Christ has fully completed the work of your salvation on the cross to ensure you are delivered from death and secured in His divine Will of eternal life success. In Christ, your soul is already established in success. Therefore, anything that resembles failure in your life can only be nothing but deceitful lies from the pits of hell mainly for the purpose of confusing you into believing that you are a failure when you are in fact a success full being in Christ Jesus.
Remain encouraged by God and enjoy the rest of your day full of hope and optimism for a better tomorrow.
Better days are ahead for a saint of God reading this today. Amen.
"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."
Pastor Olabisi was a mother, Senior Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet,Teacher, Psalmist, Author, Writer, Publisher and a Housing Practitioner.
She set up Encouraged by God as a means of encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christians everywhere.
Lived and died in Christ, 06 October 2016, aged 49 years old.