“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32. KJV.
If you want to know how to succeed with God, that is how to get his presence, favour, blessings, and power, then keep reading.
Nobody can succeed with God at his own terms. You can only do that when you find out what God wants and do it.
Many people who set out to work for God without firstly desiring to walk with him end up in self-serving and at the best serving an organisation. We must always remember that success at a thing does not equate to God’s approval.
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:22-24. NIV.
The people who will suffer the rejection stated in the above scripture actually did great work and achieved many things that many people crave for today but then it all ended in disaster.
It is very good to serve God and to do it with passion. It is good to do exploit for God. What I am saying is that one must do it at God’s instance.
We could be motivated to work for God by many reasons. It could be prodding from people, it could be the desire to pay God something in return for what he did for you, it could be the desire to be like others who are doing something, it could be for the reward it brings-the glamour of being at the front rows of action, or as a result of confusion and frustration. Those are not the right motivation and should be ignored.
Like Abraham, Moses, David, Peter, Paul and others, it is important to find out what God wants done.
The next bit is the real issue. When you have found out what God wants you to do, do it.
I will come back with more on these issues.