Bookshelves, podcasts, social media feeds and sadly even many church pulpits are all about motivating people to live their best lives now. The main message? Seek personal success and happiness above all else. And in the Christian arena, it is packaged up as the very thing God wants for you. But is that true? Is … Continue reading Don’t be a “goat”!
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have it said of you that the Lord was with you and that you were successful in whatever you undertook?! I don’t know about you, but if I thought that was possible, I would want to know how to make it happen. There was a King in the Old Testament, … Continue reading How to be Successful
The history of the Israelites shows how on-again, off-again they were with the Lord as they were led by kings that vacillated between walking in His ways and doing evil in His sight. Along the way, they allowed the gods of the of the lands surrounding them to permeate their lives. Even when they were … Continue reading God Does Not Want to Share You
There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful. Clearly it is something people long for. It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there. The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way
Is God still at the controls, or did I take over again? This is a question I need to ask myself constantly. I know that in order to succeed in a life lived for the Kingdom of God I must make sure that God is the one controlling my actions. I start every day handing … Continue reading Who’s operating the controls?
Here we go. Another New Year underway. We have our resolution(s) and at least for the moment, we are motivated to tackle them. We are determined to make this year better than last year. To do the things we wish we would've done but never got around to. To quit doing things we meant to … Continue reading New Day’s Resolutions
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. - 1 Corinthians 13:4 Anytime we wish that we had things the way someone else does we will get ourself into trouble. Envy will change our entire focus and it will become the driving force behind all that we do. If we … Continue reading Don’t envy… don’t boast