CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS
TO THE BIBLE: Proverbs 24:3 AMP
“Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation],”
One critical success factor you must know is this: The kind of company you keep will determine how your life turns out. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, ‘Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”’ Your environment will certainly influence you. As a boy, I regularly attended the Sunday school and other Bible study classes meant for juveniles. We were taught the scriptures and brought up with a mindset based on the Word. Even though I didn’t feel like attending those meetings sometimes, I was compelled to do so, and that helped me build solid character.
Only a good parental background could have done that for me. It’s important to respect and take your parents seriously, because they help you learn things you may have never learnt otherwise.
Secondly, you must learn to study the right materials. Expose yourself to information that’ll improve you mentally in the area of your dream. When you get on the internet, don’t waste your time on worthless websites. Go for useful knowledge. If your dream is to become an architect, then study materials that are relevant to that field. Let the picture of your desired future prompt you to think and act accordingly. This is how to create the kind of life you want, and continually make progress.
Proverbs 19:27; Proverbs 23:23
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you enlightening me through your Word to understand vital keys to building a successful life. I receive your Word today, and my life is transformed from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
On a scale of 1 to 5, assess yourself along the lines of these “success factors.”