“For then you will make your way prosperous, and then will have good success (Joshua 1:8).”
Only you and God can define your success. You are not in competition with anyone else. Your journey is uniquely yours. There is no benefit to comparing yourself to others because each person is a unique expression of the Divine and has come to the earth for a specific purpose.
Jesus, as Wayshower, is the king of success. He demonstrated the kingdom of success through his experience with the blind man who needed a second touch (Mark 8:22-25). The first time Jesus mixed clay and spit and put it on the man’s eyes, the man went from being blind to blurred vision. Jesus asked him what he saw, and he responded that he saw people as trees walking around. Jesus repeated the process and the second time around the man went from blurred vision to 20/20 sight.
You are not a failure because you did not get the results that you desired the first time. Sometimes success is merely overcoming your fears and taking the first step. Doing something for the first time is successful because you did it. Other times success is setting a goal and persisting until it is accomplished regardless of how many times it takes. Success can also be adjusting your original plan to achieve greater results.
Reflection Question – How do you define success? Has that definition changed for you over time? Why or why not?
Research Activity – Using your concordance or a bible application, list and read all the scriptures with the word, success, in it. What do each of these scriptures have in common?