How to Succeed
Updated: Feb 17
WHAT SCARES YOU in life?
A lady told me that she fears the future because she never wants to be alone.
Pasteur discovered the principles of vaccination and pasteurization. Yet, he hated shaking hands with people because he felt he could contract germs.
An American president slept many nights with lights on—he would never touch the switches in his home.
When you take counsel from your fears, you give an anomaly a place in your life.
THE CHILDREN of Israel had suffered greatly in the hands of the Egyptians, and when their deliverance came, they feared the future.
Didn't we tell you in Egypt, "Stop pestering us so we can get on with our lives and serve the Egyptians"? It would have been better for us to live as slaves to the Egyptians than to die out here in the desert. (Exo. 14:11)
They did not know that it's often an exit from a comfort zone when God opens a door.
IF MOSES had taken a poll that day, he would have been disappointed, but he took his question to God.
And God told them to move forward.
Moses said to them, "Don't be afraid! Stand still, and you'll see what the Lord will do to save you today. You will never see the Egyptians again." (Exo. 14:12)
Do not open the door to fear when facing difficulties.
What you make room for will occupy you. The ongoing Canada Trucker protest is an example.
WHEN MOSES died, God shared his perspective with Joshua. He told him not to give in to fear—and he is saying the same to you.
To shape your thoughts, you must think about the teachings of the scripture night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed. (Jos. 1:8)
GOD GAVE himself to persuade him. He has done the same to you.
'Be strong and courageous! Don't tremble or be terrified because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.' (Jos. 1:9)
What else does one need than God's presence? After all, there's nothing as comforting as knowing that God is in your midst.
Moses understood the need for God's presence, and he told God not to move them except he came with them. (Exod. 33:15)
AFTER GOD talked with him, Joshua sent people through the camp to inform the children of Israel that they packed their things. They would leave in three days.
He knew that they had to continue their match to the Promise land.
God had shared the big picture. He had persuaded him to succeed—and Joshua realized what he had to do.
SCRIPTURES will remain mere words until you act on them. Then, they become commitments.
However, you'll not have a burning desire to succeed until you are committed to Christ.
JOSHUA saw his purpose in the plan of God. He knew that God called him to lead the people of Israel to Canaan.
He understood that his potentials were the total of all possibilities that God had for his life – Charles Stanley.
He knew that life has no purpose without God, and without purpose, life is meaningless.
MANY PEOPLE in our day lack purpose because of what they've been taught.
The culture has devolved into weird stuff—and people are confused.
The previous anchor points have been removed, but you must not lose heart.
The Word of God is profitable for doctrine—that's what is right; for reproof—that's what is not right; for correction—that's how to get it right, and for instruction in righteousness—that's how to stay right. (2 Tim. 3:16)
If you want to get it right, get into the Word.
You are the only Bible some unbelievers will read - John MacArthur.
TO SUCCEED, you must provoke yourself to remember who you are in Christ.
Always everywhere, God is present, and he seeks to discover Himself to everyone – AW Tozer.
GOD IS NOT looking for people who think they know Him, but those who want to know Him.
Faith does not eliminate questions, but it knows where to take them – Elisabeth Elliot.
And if you have questions, take them to God!