What would be your definition of success in life? A modest home and a couple of nice cars? A mansion with a Bentley in the garage?
Success in life and living is much more than this, but not what you might think. I am not writing about things, stuff, trinkets, and baubles. I am writing about…Life! Real living, not the kind where you have stuff that other people want and they might steal it from you. I am talking of the kind where you do have something that they want and you freely give it away! Intrigued? Curious?
Some of you who read this may be, others would rather go home with the guy in the Bentley.
The reason for which I am writing is to get your attention. Because God wants your attention. He wants you to repent and become His child. Follow Him, learn about Him through reading the Bible and prayer. Come to Him for strength and healing in your life and then when you know enough about Him, which never truly happens but you will get to a point where you will tell others about Him and give your secret away. People will see that you have joy in your walk and in your everyday living which seems to make you happy and they will want to know how this is possible.
All you have to do is to introduce them to Jesus and His Father, God. Tell everyone who asks how much He means to you. Show them in the Bible where you get your strength and the wisdom to conduct your life. This is the successful life. A life that gives ten percent to a church of your income, then take ten percent for yourself and the other eighty percent is what you live on (pay bills, buy groceries, and stuff or save it for a home).
Life is to be lived abundantly, joyfully, with a feeling that you are truly grateful to be alive today! Frowning all day and griping about the weather or the traffic or something that the government is doing doesn’t do anything but give you ulcers and high blood pressure, why waste your time or your life that way?!
God loves each of us, whether we acknowledge Him or His grace for the day or not. Let Him know that you are thankful for waking up this morning, read His Word and pray about the wisdom in it that He has given you to keep. Thank Him for Jesus’ sacrifice that allows us to come into God’s presence whenever we wish to tell Him about our day or ask for His help in some way. Believe it or not, God is interested in your life. Every little detail of it. Because if He knows about a sparrow falling from the sky, don’t you think He is watching over you too?