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What is Success?


(Philippians 2:13) “For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him.”

(Matthew 16:26) “because what profit will a person have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?”



One of the most studied books for financial success is called “Think and be Rich” by Napoleon Hill. In it, he defines the true meaning of wealth. He explains that true wealth is not a large bank balance, a large house, or a fancy car, but rather, wealth is defined by how many days you stop working without changing your current lifestyle. The rest is just living on borrowed money and a hope on continued credit. All the things you think you own are not yours until they are all paid up.

The author mentions how the truly rich don’t show off their wealth, don’t always purchase new items, and don’t choose to live in expensive neighborhoods or send their children to expensive schools. This is totally contrary to what we are sold on TV shows and social media.

We need to align our meaning of success with how God defines it. It is He who makes us succeed and teaches us how to continue enjoying it. You don’t have a more important assignment than to seek God until He reveals clearly to you what He has called you to do. Then ask Him to empower you to do it. You can achieve Fame, Academic Excellence, mastery or an art or career, a numerous family, or even financial freedom and miss out on your Divine purpose in life.

(“God is the only one who can really define what success means in your life! Success is determined by God’s purpose for you! You’d be surprised how many gifted people are tormented by the need to evaluate themselves in the light of somebody else’s calling. Only the God who called you knows whether you’re successful of not. In short, there’s no way to define success without understanding the purpose! The heart pumps blood, kidneys purify it! Each has a different function in the body, and until you find your place and function in it you can´t be successful.” – Bob Gass)


• Jesus, You are the Light of the world, The true light, The light that enlightens every man.
• Thank You that in Your hands we are successful and that Your presence gives us favor with man.
• Thank You that You have created us with a purpose, a mission and You have equipped us to fulfill our calling.
• Forgive us for chasing the success the world offers and rejecting what You have planned for us.
• Teach us today how to fulfill our mission in life and how to always be in Your will.
• We surrender to the success You have planned for us and reject the lies of the world.
• We are nothing without you, Jesus. Let your glory shine through our life for all to see.
• We ask that you continue to produce in us both the desire and the ability to do what pleases you.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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