The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Friday, November 15, 2013

Want to be Successful?


Ever worry about being successful? You should be. You need to buy the book, Dress for Success, or at least that what we are advised to do by our culture. Madison Avenue advertising is built on trying to convince us that the right watch, the right cologne, the right dress, the right car, and the right _______ will make us successful. Since the desire for success is as old as the human race, we should not be surprised that about 3,000 years ago the Psalmist addressed the issue:

May he (God) give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed? Psalm 20:4

Wow, even God is interested in our success! But wait, this success is built not on some slippery slope of the right item of clothing; it is built on trusting the God who has our success in mind. Notice this instruction found in the same psalm:

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7

The key to success is to trust God! – Ron Friesen

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