Kingdom Success - Cal Pierce
Sometimes we Christians have a distorted view of success. We relate success to acquiring money. We think the Bible tells us to have financial success is not God’s will for us. We think money is evil. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil…” Money isn’t the problem, it’s when we love it more than we love God, family or friends. Money is important as it finances the kingdom work.
Success isn’t determined by how much money we have. It is determined by how we prosper in what God calls us to do. Webster’s dictionary tells us that success is the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors. If we are the body of Christ and have the kingdom of God in us, we should live as successful people. God clearly tells us how to have success in Joshua 1:8,
“This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have success.”
Notice that this scripture says we have to speak the Word and also do the Word, then we make our way prosperous. We are successful when we prosper in what God calls us to do. This applies to all aspects of our lives.
We must meditate on the Word to know if what we are doing is God’s will for us. If it is His will for us, we must be careful to do it. Success is achieved when we incorporate God’s will into our plan. This is important because God’s Word cannot fail. I tell my staff that every problem we encounter is just a target for God’s answer. As overcomers, we overcome problems by the Word of God. Successful people always succeed. Successful believers always say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” All success requires plans and actions, for without plans and actions, we get poverty. Time alone will bring poverty because poverty requires nothing of us. When we put God’s Word in our plan and act upon it, we will prosper in all we do.