Success is inevitable. But ever wondered how some people always seem to succeed all the time while others fail? Here are 3 things that could be stopping you from living your best life yet:
1. Inconsistent Faith
‘The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. ‘ Hebrews 11:1 MSG
The words we speak are evidence of what we think and believe. So many times we reverse the very words we have spoken in a moment of distress or fear. When results do not come as anticipated, we question whether trusting God was the rational thing to do. Whilst the presence of faith is non-negotiable in bringing any real transformation in one’s life, the consistency of faith is of even greater importance. Your ability to ground yourself in God’s word in the face of challenges can be the fine line between failure and success. Success comes when you continuously and courageously step up to the challenge even when nothing seems to go as expected.
2. Lack of Clarity
‘Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained; But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God]. ‘ Proverbs 29:18 AMP
Lack of clarity in who God says you are, and what He says you are capable of doing results in you living a mediocre life. A life without the knowledge of God and His word is one that is directionless, and spiraling out of control. Knowing your identity in Christ, and understanding what inheritance God has conferred to you here on earth, sets you up to live a life of purpose and success.
‘Of course, we wouldn’t dare to put ourselves in the same class or compare ourselves with those who rate themselves so highly. They compare themselves to one another and make up their own standards to measure themselves by, and then they judge themselves by their own standards. What self-delusion! But we are those who choose to limit our boasting to only the measure of the work to which God has appointed us—a measure that, by the way, has reached as far as you. ‘ 2 Corinthians 10:12-13 TPT
Whilst social media platforms have transformed our lives for the good, they have also become the biggest enemy of creativity. The drive to stay relevant has caused our creativity to be defined within the parameters of an algorithm. Never be afraid to be different. Being different is not always a bad thing. You need to resist the temptation to ride the wave of what is popular or trending. Break out of trying to match the standards has created for you. It is in that individuality that the grace for success is available to you! You are uniquely wired. And that divine design helps you live a victorious life!
And as a bonus……
‘Fear and intimidation is a trap that holds you back. But when you place your confidence in the Lord, you will be seated in the high place.’ Proverbs 29:25 TPT
Fear is a trap. Once that stops you from becoming everything God has wired you to be! Fear exposes our lack of trust in God. It makes us rely on ourselves and others instead of relying on God and his ability. This is echoed in the book of John where it says unless we are connected to Jesus, we shall not have success.
In conclusion, these four are foundational in determining our success as believers on this earth. But there is more! In my honored membership, I teach you how to live fearlessly, how to heal from unhealthy love patterns, and how God has divinely wired you for success. Live up to your fullest potential! Click here to become a part of the community!