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God Grant You Success


Sour or soar

I know many unhappy people, soured of soul through their taste of failure and disappointment, derailed by disasters in their lives, detained by their fears, and distracted by anything and everything but the one thing they must do to succeed.

God grant you success by planting the vision of real success in you and empowering you to become the person you were made to be. Then, you can do what you were fashioned to do.

Ultimate success would be finding your purpose and pursuing it. It is more about being and becoming than achieving and accumulating.

When I pray for and encourage your success, it is for something bigger than even I can imagine for you.

First you must define what success will be and it better be worth the effort because some successes are rather fleeting and not fulfilling.

Success(etymology)="come after." L- "succedere " It is an outcome of effort and choice. What's your desired success? All choices have outcomes

I have been praying for success in the lives of new friends this morning. What is success to you?

The Bible weighs in with pointers to spark our thinking.

Psalm 20:4, NIV
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Genesis 24:12a, NIV
Then he prayed, “LORD, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.

Psalm 90:17, NIV
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.

Psalm 118:25, ESV
Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!

1 Chronicles 4:10, ESV
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

Romans 15:13, NIV
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:19, ESV
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Amen)



We are in a progression and procession toward succession. Successful people are not in it for themselves alone but for a greater cause and future generations - succession!

That way, we do not grow sour, but we soar!

Successful people

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That kind of thinking changes the way we perceive, act, evaluate and live. It predisposes of sour discouragement and sets us on a path for ultimate value and eternal significance.

Invest your time and life today in the progression and as you proceed, think beyond your own personal achievements and security - even beyond your lifetime. Adopt the Native American philosophy of thinking 7-8 generations forward.

I bid you success!