Monday, December 28, 2009

Success In 2010

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

To be a success in 2010, don’t plan to reach that fantasy place called success, rather plan to do successful things each day. “Success is a journey, not a destination.”
Formula To Be Successful: Don’t plan to be successful, Plan to do successful things.

1. Being successful on the inside is your first step to doing successful things. God’s first instructions were, “Be strong and of a good courage” (Joshua 1:6).
If you win on the inside, you win your first victory; If you lose on the inside, the battle is over.

2. Take responsilbity for your growth and future achievement.
You acquire your greastest ability, when you begin taking responsibility. “Arise, go over this Jordan, you and all the people” (Joshua 1:2). You start growing to become what you can be, When you take responsibility for what you can do.

3. Follow good role models in doing successful things. Moses was dead. Now Joshua had to do the things Moses had modeled.

4. Commit yourself to your task to do successful things. “Meditate . . . that you may do.”
You get strength to do, when you make a commitment to do.

5. Learn to rise above your mistakes to do successful things.
Joshua knew that Israel had disobeyed God 40 years earlier. Now their children were given the same opportunity to obey God and enter the Promised Land. To refuse because you think you will fail is to do nothing and to actually fail. .God promised Joshua, “I will not fail you, nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). Let mistakes be the tuition you pay for your education and advancement.

6. Doing what you promise leads to successful things.
I may have failed but, I’m not a failure. God told Joshua, “Rise go over this Jordan” (Joshua 1:2). Next God promised, “Every place that the sole of your foot shall walk upon, that I have given you” (Joshua 1:3). God promised to overcome obstacles, “There shall not any man be able to stand before you” (Joshua 1:5). “So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord said” (Joshua 11:23).

7. discipline yourself to do what you have to do.
First you think about doing, then you commit yourself to doing. Prioriitize your work and life to do successful things.

8. Giving more to others than expected leads to doing successful things.
Don’t judge each day by what you get, rather, judge each day by what you give.

9. Believing in yourself will lead to doing things successfully.
Belief in yourself, is not what you possess. Belief in yourself, is what possesses you.


The Old Geezer said...

Amen to point number 9