What is success to you today? How would you define it and how do you plan on achieving it?
I believe that true success is about striving to obtain everything that God has promised is yours, no matter how long it takes and no matter what kind of obstacles you might face. Success does not mean you never have problems; it means you know how to overcome them with the Word of God.
There is no such thing as a life on this planet without problems. We are always going to be confronted with adversity, trials, and tests of all kinds. It’s our attitude about these problems that will determine whether we fail or succeed.
Hebrews 10:35-36 in the New Living Translation says, “Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, [no matter what happens]. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.”
There is a reward promised to those who will not give up. There is a reward promised to those who will stick to it. I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where people who quit are rewarded. It’s only those who develop staying power. THE MESSAGE says it like this, “So don’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion.”
Just think about it. You have come too far to quit. You need to stick it out. You are not a quitter; you are a winner!
Confession: I will stick it out and stay with God’s plan so I will be there for the promised completion!
Author: Jerry Savelle