The 3 Powerful Tools For A Successful Life

“You can work for success but ONLY God can make you prosper”.

 Read Joshua 1:5-9 The Message

Overview: Joshua a servant of Moses was thrust into the position of leadership after the death of his master, Moses. He did not know what to do, as the task was enormous and as we all do sometimes (probably at all times) developed cold feet, got very scared because he felt inadequate, comparing himself to Moses. So he went on and cried out to God, but in this place of crossroad- in the valley of decisions, God showed up and proffered a solution.

GOD OFFERED JOSHUA 3 POWERFUL TOOLS FOR SUCCESS


Tool Number 1:

 “No one will be able to oppose you for as long as you live. I will be with you just as I was with Moses, and I will never fail or abandon you.”

Joshua 1:5

God heard Joshua’s cry and offered him His presence. Why? because God’s presence guarantees Joshua’s success, His presence guarantees your success too!

Romans 8 says “If God is for you, who can be against you?”

Exactly!

God’s presence is everything you need to prosper in anything you find yourselves doing on earth. Ask for His presence daily, just like David did in Psalm 27:4a “…one thing I seek the most is to live in the presence of the Lord all the days of my life”

He has promised His presence to always be with you; to counsel and advise, to guide and direct, to protect and defend you. No man or principalities can prevail over you.

He is assuring you of His faithfulness to always be with you. You are not alone!


Tool Number 2:

” Let the words from the book of the law be always on your lips.Meditate on them day and night so that you may be careful to live by all that is written in it.If you do, as you make your way through this world, you will prosper and always find success.”

Joshua 1:8

The level of your commitment to God’s Word will determine how far you go. Not just knowing the Word of God but going a step further – meditating and doing it.

Relationship Not Religious acts

Corrie Ten Boom said “Don’t worry about what you do not understand of the Bible. Worry about what you do understand and do not live by.”

God knows you cannot do this alone that is why He is asking you to walk with Him daily – every day (not once a week) then you will prosper in all your ways.

Don’t try to negotiate with what and when to obey Him, always enter into the fullness of His presence, let His Word delight in you.

This old hymn comes to mind; Just a closer walk with thee by PATSY CLINE

I am weak but Thou art strong
Jesus keep me from all wrong
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee
Just a closer walk with Thee
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea
Daily walking close to Thee
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be

Tool Number 3:

“This is My command: be strong and courageous.Never be afraid or discouraged because I am your God, the Eternal One, and I will remain with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Be Godfidence!

Even though the assignment/ task might look big, risky or even dangerous at times, TRUST God and depend on Him, He is ALWAYS faithful!

When God told us to be Courageous

COURAGE does not mean the absence of FEAR but releasing yourself with your arms stretched out in surrender and submission.

Be confident in Him even though you think the task is impossible, even though you cannot see success or a glimpse of a breakthrough but you are able to stand firm and trust that He is with you. Now that’s the confidence, the courage He is talking about.

That’s the type of CRAZY Faith He loves!

Faith like a mustard seed but yet mighty to believe.

Learn from Esther, Esther 4:1 “…And if I perish, I perish”

Now that’s COURAGE and STRENGTH!

True Success comes from GOD.


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The Kind of Goals God Blesses

By Rick Warren

“I do not run without a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something — not just the air.” 1 Corinthians 9:26 (NCV)

Without goals you have no chance of a different 2014 than you experienced in 2013. The default in your life will always be more of the same. Long-term goals keep us from being discouraged by short-term setbacks.

We all have setbacks. I deal with them every day, but those setbacks won’t slow you down if your focus is on something you’re trying to achieve down the road. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 9:26, “I do not run without a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something — not just the air” (NCV).

You don’t want to spend 2014 hitting the air, so ask yourself the following questions:

What’s your goal for your marriage?
What’s your goal for your family?
What’s your goal at work?
What’s your goal in your spiritual development?
Without goals, you’ll simply coast and never live the life God intends you to live. But goals alone aren’t the answer. God doesn’t appreciate every goal you set.

God blesses goals that:

Bring Him honour: The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (NIV). You can do everything — other than sin — for the glory of God. If you’ve got the right motivation, anything can be done to his glory.

Are motivated by love: God is far more interested in why you’re doing something than what you’re actually doing. God won’t bless a goal established because of fear, but he will bless a goal established because of love. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Do everything with love” (NLT). Your goal must either be an expression of love to God or people.

Fulfill one of His purposes for your life: God put you on Earth to do five things: bring God pleasure, be a part of his family, become like Christ, serve God, and share your life message. If your goals are part of fulfilling one of these purposes, God will bless them.

Are set in faith: Your goals must be big enough that they’ll take God’s help to fulfill. Instead of setting a goal of losing 10 pounds in 2014, why not decide to lose 50? You’ll need to depend upon God for that one. The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 11:6a (NIV).

Are achieved by God’s power: You will not stick to your goals for 2014 without God’s power. You won’t get healthy on your own. You won’t improve your marriage on your own. The goals that really matter in life can’t be achieved without the power of God.

Take a look at your goals for 2014. Are they goals that will honour Jesus? If you don’t have any goals, start today and create some.

Talk It Over

What are some of the goals you’ve set for yourself in 2014?
Are the goals you’ve set for 2014 the kind that God blesses? Why or why not?
What do you want to be different about 2014 than last year?
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