Many 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?