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Lizzie 10:00-3:00pm

Seven scriptural steps to success

'He was... successful... because he obeyed the Lord.' 2 Chronicles 31:21 CEV

Here are seven Scriptural steps to success in life: (1) Put God first. He wants you to succeed; what good parent wouldn't? So work on your relationship with him. 'Now acquaint yourself with him... thereby good will come to you' (Job 22:21 NKJV). (2) Help others to become successful. 'Whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord' (Ephesians 6:8 NKJV). Don't just be interested in yourself, become interested in others too. (3) Create a climate of confidence around you. As long as you keep speaking words of doubt, you'll never experience victory. Remind yourself that your 'sufficiency is of God.' (2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV)

(4) Stay informed. 'A wise man will hear and increase in learning' (Proverbs 1:5 NAS). Observe, read, and grow. If you're willing to pay money for a good meal but not for a good book, perhaps you value your appetite more than your intellect. (5) Picture yourself attaining your goal. Think and talk success. Moses did that: 'Moses didn't give up but continued as if he could actually see the invisible God' (Hebrews 11:27 GWT). (6) Write down your plan and establish deadlines. Make a detailed list of required activities, and set checkpoints. Guard your mind and prioritise your time. Make 'the very most of the time [and] opportunity' (Ephesians 5:16 AMP). (7) Set a realistic goal. And work towards it one priority at a time. Many things in life fail for one reason - broken focus. So avoid distractions: 'A double-minded man is unstable' (James 1:8 KJV).

If you do these seven things, you'll succeed in life.

Soulfood: Gen 37-39, John 16:1-15, Ps 148:1-6, Ecc 5:1-3

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