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1029th -- Succeeding At Life


We should always have a deep sense of knowing that we are meant to succeed
in life. We may stumble, we may fall short and we may fail at times, but
we must never give up in believing that our life is meant to make a 
difference in this world. We should strive for success in every area of 
our life. In faith, in family and in friendships. We should continually
believe that goodness lays ahead of us and that we are meant to accomplish
that which God has placed within our hearts.

No matter the setbacks that come our way, we should always believe that we
can start again and reach success in life. There are many moments when we
feel like success has gone past us and will never be within our reach 
again. It is important in these times of doubt that we remember God's 
promises over our life. He says that we shall be the head and not the 
tail, that we shall lend and not borrow and that we shall be above only 
and not beneath. When we follow God's commands and stay faithful to Him 
no matter what, the Lord will be with us in every circumstance. He will 
lead us, guide us and direct us on to the best path as He sees fit.

Be encouraged to trust the Lord in every area of your life. Even if you 
have fallen short in the past, a new beginning is possible. New hopes, 
new dreams and new possibilities are available to those who make God their
refuge. He is able to give us more than we can even think or imagine. 
Believe it for yourself, speak it by faith and trust that God has all 
things working together for your good in the end. Always remember that He
loves you and wishes for you to be one with Him.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that success
can be yours when you place the Lord first in your life. He will lead us
in the right direction and guide us on to the best for our life.


It's said there are three ways to get to the top of a tree: climb it, sit
on an acorn or make friends with a big bird. But without too much 
imagination I can think of a couple of other ways – like one that involves
a parachute and a poor landing.

However, the point is still well taken: getting to the top of that 
organization or reaching a new height requires effort. And it is taken for
granted that reaching the top is exactly what everyone wants to do. After
all, isn't that what “success” is all about? More power? More money? 
Reaching the top?

But what about success at living – trying to get it right this go around?

Success at this thing we call living has always been important to me. And
climbing to the top of a tree has never been a good metaphor for it. I 
like to think more about the word “priorities.” Getting some basic 
priorities in order is key. And I know that if one's life can be organized
around solid priorities, then a full and worthwhile life will be the result.

It is always risky to use sports illustrations; they just don't speak to 
everyone. But let me forge ahead with an oft-quoted statement by American
football coaching legend Vince Lombardi. He is remembered for saying, 
“Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.” And Lombardi's dream was
certainly to coach winning teams, but it's a mistake to think that climbing
to the top of football's ladder of success was his greatest goal. He 
believed it was more important to succeed at life than at his career or 
anything else.

Actually, winning football games was not “the only thing” to Lombardi. He
once actually listed his life priorities in this order: God, his family 
and his career.

He knew what was important. And he knew that keeping his priorities
straight could bring him joy, peace and, ultimately, success at life. 
Which is probably the only thing that truly matters.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 34:1-4 “I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall 
continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and 
let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and 
delivered me from all my fears.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth
us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in
any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

Jeremiah 33:2-3 “Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that 
formed it, to establish it; the LORD is His name; Call unto Me, and I will 
answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”

Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He 
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His 
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they 
comfort me.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem155.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: THE REWARD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony105.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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