PLEASE NOTE: Our Daily Devotionals will be suspended from January 1-31, 2022, as we seek the Lord in consecration. They will resume beginning February 1. God bless and keep you.

Measure of Success

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36, New King James Version)

What is the measure of success? Fame? Wealth? Vast Knowledge? Happiness? Surely, numerous famous people come to mind when we think of attaining success. Yet, some of the same people have committed suicide, have numerous marriages, live perverse lifestyles, and are substance abusers. It has been said that “the heart of a man cannot be determined by the size of his bank account.” We live in a competitive “keeping up with the Joneses” world. The “American Dream” is replayed that if you work hard you will succeed!

So, what constitutes success if fame and fortune does not? Joshua 1:8 says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Yet, in Luke 18:18-23, we see a rich young ruler that was unwilling to let go of his wealth to follow Jesus. His wealth was his success and he lost all.

Success starts with Jesus as the ruler of your life. First and foremost, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Let Him rule every decision you make; read and obey God’s Word. Make sure your goals line up with God’s plans.

Prayer Starter

Dear Heavenly Father, teach me to honor and follow you in all my ways. My greatest ambition should be to get out of this world saved and do the will of God in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Meditation Song

I Am A Winner (Jekalyn Carr)

 

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