Sometimes as believers, I think we wonder if it’s ok to be successful. We wonder if it’s ok to be established. Sometimes, I have heard believers criticize successful people…but I know for a fact that those same people would feel happy as a lark to find that same level of success…they are criticizing from jealousy.
This example and others, can cause us to wonder…is it ok to have success?
All you have to do is examine a little scripture and you will begin to find a treasure trove of evidence that not only is it ok to be successful, but God desires for us to be.
How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying His commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever. Psalm 112:1-3
From Noah to Abraham, and Jacob to Joseph…David and Solomon…Esther…and the list goes on…
If being successful was wrong, then what about all these?
If success was wrong then how could any Dr., Lawyer, Judge, Politician, Actor…be godly?
I am bringing these instances to the forefront because I believe it’s time for us to be real with ourselves. God is in a season of beginning to, strongly and firmly establish His people in key positions, but if we think every gain is sinful, then we could forfeit our opportunity to be used in wild and wonderous ways.
Let’s instead, embrace whatever it is that God calls us into…no matter how large or small it seems!
I’ve had so many conversations with God lately about big and small success and desiring to become more secure in Him so that as life grows and contracts, I remain stable in Him.
You just never truly know the plans God has for your life. Yes, you may have a glimpse, but He holds the larger vision. He shows us what we need to know, but He sees it in full.
Are you open to His anointing and promotion on your life? Are you open to it even if it seems small? Are you open to it even if it seems larger than life?
I hope you answered, “Yes” to all.
The hand that wrote your story, is the only hand to trust. But we can trust Him just a little, or we can trust Him extravagantly. I choose extravagance. Do you?
Our success is something to celebrate…whether large or small. Remember this…the enemy hates your success…but he can’t destroy you. Praise the Lord!!
They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted. Psalm 112:9-10