CALLED TO UNENDING SUCCESS
“Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great” (Genesis 26:12-13).
One of the many glorious benefits of the Christian life is that it’s a call to unending success. God’s dream for you is that you consistently make progress and heap success upon success. He expects you to be increasingly fruitful and productive in all your endeavors.
There’re those who say life is full of ups and downs, but the Bible says the path of the just is as a shining light, that shines brighter and brighter unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18). That means your life should only journey in one direction, upward and forward; and there’s no option to that. This is your heritage when you become a child of God, having been born again. Your path in life becomes one of consistent growth, steady prosperity and unending success.
Reading the full chapter from where the opening Scripture was culled, we see that Isaac waxed great, went forward, and grew until he became very great. In other words, he made progress and became successful in every area of his life, even though there was famine in Gerar. That’s the life to which you’ve been called: a life of increase, progress and advancement. This year, irrespective of the prevalent economic situation in the country where you live, you can still make progress and prosper.
The Lord Jesus said in John 15:1-8: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more… My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father.” If you’re fruitful and effective in your endeavors, the Lord prunes you so you can achieve even more. He’s more zealous and passionate about your success than you could ever be.
Thus, you ought always to be conscious. Note that success is not necessarily measured at the tail end of one’s life, or at the end of a year; it can be measured at different stages. If you’re conscious of success at the level where you are today, that consciousness will take you to a higher level of success tomorrow. Never think failure, rather have the success mentality. Your life will be an unending stream of victory and prosperity when you develop an attitude of success.
Start out the year 2018 with conscious efforts to develop and improve your success mentality. Success mentality will keep you from mundanity and the average life, and help you imbibe a culture of excellence. Be excited today and everyday throughout the year 2018, for God has already made you a success! You have in you what it takes to confront the crises of life and win.