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Are You Seeking Success?

key to successMany struggle with the ideal of success. They’ll sabotage their efforts to make sure it doesn’t happen.

Some run after success so desperately that they actually push it away from themselves.

But should you really be concern about success? Should you make it a priority?

Living in a materialistic, capitalist, society (and may God continue to bless America) one can be led astray if one is not grounded by something bigger than one’s self. My faith in God, through the teaching of Jesus Christ has helped me. When it comes to success I’ve learned that I should, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and everything else will be added to you.”  This was Jesus’ summation of how we should respond to worry.

When you are worried about success, money, the future remember how God provides for the animals. Birds don’t worry about next week’s provisions.  God clothes the flowers beautifully even though they quickly disappear, sometimes overnight.

We don’t have to worry about our future success if we first seek the kingdom of God. What does that mean?

If we live to glorify God, if we are using our gifts for the growth of ourselves and others; if we remain grateful for even the smallest things of life; if we are freely giving and blessing others; if we are continually checking in with the Creator for direction, if we are living with the intention of doing the right things, then we are seeking the Kingdom of God.

Seek first the Kingdom and success will be added to you. Do you believe it’s that simple?

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To Our Mutual Success, Lady T



4 Comments
  • Hollye Clardy
    December 13, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I believe that seeking Christ First in our lives will definitely lead to success! Learning to keep a balance in every area of our lives is a big challenge for all of us in the 21st century.

    The recent death of my mother has helped me to remember to keep relationships a high priority in my life. I don’t want to stay so busy with my business success seeking, that I loose my family in the process.

    Those who are seeking to serve Christ and God are blessed by having the Creator of all of life watching out for them. God can be at work in our lives in many ways. We never know what or how He will be at work, but we can trust Him to “supply our every need”.

    He is truly an awesome God after all!!!

    Reply
    • Lady T
      December 13, 2009 at 12:58 am

      Holly, sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Yes, the loss of a love one will quickly put things back into perspective.

      Reply
  • Eric
    December 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Thank you for writing this!

    As Christmas approaches I find myself busier and busier and taking the time to honor and thank God for everything he has already given me seems difficult.

    Reading your post has reminded me to take a few moments and remember why I am here and what I need to do.

    Eric

    NJ Camping

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    • Lady T
      December 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

      Erick it’s is interesting how the holidays keep us so busy we forget what they are all about. That’s what I addressed in my day after thanksgiving post Thanksgiving In The Heart. But Christmas is another chance to stop and re-evaluate our motives and intentions.

      Reply

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