Tuesday Chapel Service- 03/3/2015
Pastor Promise Omidiora
Success is all about commanding enviable results in your pursuit- results that are not common. An unexplainable result. Redemption has positioned us for unending progress and success in the affairs of life, Proverb 4: 18.
All we need is to discover what our part is in this, in order to make the most of life. Our success will always place untransferable demands on us. It is these set of demands that are termed the “Secrets of Success”, Deuteronomy 29: 29.
Vision without pursuit only leads to frustration, Job 29:4.
Secrets of Success
The secret of Consecration: This is the foundation of our glorious destiny in Christ. This requires setting aside oneself from sin and living in Holiness, 2 Timothy 2: 19. The Almighty God does not behold iniquity and one must stay clean as a vessel for the Master’s use.
Fear of the Lord: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and this is the gateway to success. Wisdom guarantees success in all endeavour, Psalm 1:1-3. Blessed is the man who shuns iniquity by living right with God. When we fear the Lord in our heart, we do what is necessary and not what is convenient.
The love of God: Having the fear of God translates to loving God with all our heart, Genesis 29:9. God’s commandments are not grevious or meant to punish us but they make us constantly beneficial of God blessing, Romans 8:35. Every true lover of God becomes a high flyer in life and Obeying Him genuinely means we have signed in for unending success, 1 Samuel 13:14.
Biblical Examples of Highly Successful People
Daniel: Daniel excelled because of the fear of the Lord he had in him. He was constantly seeking God daily and through this, God gave him high esteem in Babylon, Daniel 6:1-5, 28.
Joseph: At every stage of Joseph’s life, he prospered; whether as a slave or a king, he had the fear of the Lord, Genesis 39:1-2,21-23.
Wisdom is the highway to our heavenly places, Proverbs 8: 15-16, through which we rule, and reign on the earth. It takes wisdom from God to reign, Matthew 13:54.