measure-success

How do you define success? What do you have to do and how much do you have to accomplish to feel successful? What is your measuring stick?

Commit to the LORD Whatever you do and he will establish your plans

Proverbs 16:3

Have you asked God today what he wants from you?

This is an important question for us. Knowing what God wants is essential for knowing exactly what we should be doing. As type A people, we like to do. We like for things to go the way we planned for them to happen. In order for us to do this Christianity thing with the personalities we have, we have to also want things to go the way God wants them to go.

Figure out what God wants for you, then want that too.

It sounds simple enough but it will prove to be very difficult when what God wants doesn’t make sense and trust me it will not always make sense. Instructing us to do things and go places that don’t make sense to us will be a common occurrence the stronger your faith gets. This is the nature of faith. It’s believing in spite of not knowing everything.

To help deal with not knowing everything, which is a problem for folks like us, it’s important to remember the following about God:

“I know the plans I have for you,” Says the LORD. “Plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

God always wants what is best for you. God WANTS you to have hope and a bright future. Know that and be encouraged that whatever you’re doing, regardless of how it appears to others,  is successful if it is toward your purpose in the vision God will give you. So ask God, what is the vision? What do you want from me? God will be so excited that you want to know and will show you over and over again that letting him lead will always take you in a direction that is beneficial to you.

Stay the course!

 

 

 

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