His will, plan and purpose will always be consistent with His Wordâ€”the Scriptures.
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth (Colossians 3:1-2).
Each one of us is ordained of God to be very successful. But you canâ€™t really be a success until you know Godâ€™s plan for your life. You could be a success for â€œyouâ€ or for those cheering you on; but being a success for God is what counts. A success for â€œyouâ€ means youâ€™ve achieved your goals and your dreams. A success for the world means youâ€™ve fulfilled the worldâ€™s dream and expectation of you. But these arenâ€™t true success.
True success means youâ€™ve achieved Godâ€™s goals and dreams.
Success for life means your accomplishments on the basis of Godâ€™s calling, His vision, dream, and plans. And it always has to be done in Godâ€™s way, not manâ€™s way.
You measure success at different points in your life. In academics, for example, if you were in class one and you were successful in your exams, thatâ€™s success in that class, not class two or three. Someone else who is in class two or three will be measured accordingly.
When you get to a higher class, youâ€™ll again be rated by the corresponding standards and requirements of that class. So, success is relative.
Be determined that at different stages of your life, youâ€™ll be very successful in line with Godâ€™s plans for your life. The most important thing to you should always be: What does God want? What does He think? Thatâ€™s the only way you can know whether or not youâ€™re successful.
And remember, His will, plan and purpose will always be consistent with His Wordâ€”the Scriptures.
Thereâ€™re many who donâ€™t care to know what God thinks. Some donâ€™t even think that God has an individual plan for their lives to care for them, but the truth is, He does.
The Bible says, â€œâ€™For I know the plans I have for you,â€™ declares the Lord, â€˜plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a futureâ€™â€ (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
He not only cares, He has a plan thatâ€™s not only communicable, but one that can and must be actuated.