FOUNDATION FOR LASTING SUCCESS.
by Samson Paul, Adeniran
Are you a student, minister, business man/woman, CEO, husband, wife, or holding one position or the other in an organization, community or ministry, and you desire to be successful? Then, this article is for you.
If you ever desire to be a successful person in life, marriage, ministry, career, business, politics and/or in destiny, you need a solid foundation. Not the one built on guessing, but on sure foundations. “If the foundation be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3)
Any journey that has no solid foundation is bound to crash or collapse.
I know you are not heading for such.
The Word “Success” is Relative
The Word, “Success” is relative. It has several meaning to several people, depending on what you consider it to be. But I love to agree with a wise man that said, “Success is a journey, not a destination”. Meanwhile, whatever our definition and perspective on the subject might be, there are basic foundations that every journey aiming at success should be built. If properly understood and applied can help in making a great success.
This article has helped in providing little tips or pointers to those foundations.
Lasting success has its foundation on the following.
1. The Word of God: If a man had not known the way of God, he cannot see far (2Peter 1:5-9). The Word of God is the unshaken foundation that defiles all arguments on the path to success. The reason many families and ministries and destinies collapse is because, they are layer on head knowledge, not on the Word! And to some, they started with the Word but left the Word as they continued. In whatever you want to do in life, let it have its foundation on the word of God. Let it be in line with the will of God and be guided by the same. Let the Word be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. (Psalms 119:105).
2. Wisdom: Bible declares Wisdom to be the principal thing(Proverbs 4:7). I encourage you to learn the way of wisdom. One wise man is better than many men of muscles. You need wisdom to navigate through in your life, marriage, career, ministry, business etc. Wisdom is said to be a right application of knowledge. Knowledge therefore formed a basis for wisdom. What you don’t know you don’t know, and you are a slave to it. Learn to know what God says over every matter before you.
Wisdom is also obeying what the Word of the Lord says, Jesus Christ said, “whosoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who builds his house on the rock…” (Matt. 7:24). The man who builds with wisdom of God’s Word is building on rock. A solid and sure foundation. And the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The Wisdom that comes from the Lord will grant lasting success, because by wisdom the Lord founded the earth and it has not collapsed till now (Prov. 3:10). For Christ Himself is the Wisdom and power of God. Choose the way of Wisdom, pay the price. “Get Wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth “(Proverbs 4:5).
3. Respect Process: A success that will last is not built overnight. It will obey the law of process. This agree with a wise saying that, “Rome is not built a day”. Many people wants a quick approach to life and breakthrough. Such breakthrough don’t last. A lasting success must undergo process. Be diligent enough to go deeper and wider in the season of your process in pursuit of outstanding and lasting success. Many couples have stopped doing charitable deeds to their spouses because they don’t see quick response. It may even be good deeds on children, business, career, ministry, etc. Respect process on your way to success. Don’t jump. When you undergo process, your success will be sustained!
This process gives you the making and the sustaining power of success. The way you obtain it is the way you sustain it. Keep the process circle going.
4. Character Building: Your character is what brings you respect from people. Build your character. Your character defines you before men. Don’t break the trust. Character deficiencies can crash a relationship, organization, home and ministry. Don’t take the subject of character building for granted. Build a foundation for your future with good character. Let the people around you know you for whom you are. Build your character on the Word of God.
You can read more on the subject of character on our article titled: “A to Z to classic Character” on this link. https://thelamblions.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/a-to-z-of-classic-character/#more-240
Decide today if you are ready to succeed, in. Marriage, career, ministry, or business, or in any area God had called you to transform lives for Him.
Success is not a choice anymore for you. Rise up and make Your way a success…
We cry for liberation and transformation of lives and destiny of mankind in all the nations of the earth.