“The path of the
righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full
light of day.” Proverbs 4:18 NIV
Success became your heritage when you became a child of God. Your path in life became one of consistent growth, steady prosperity and unending success. It’s one of the many glorious benefits of the Christian life, and God’s dream for you is that you consistently make progress and heap success upon success. He expects you to be increasingly fruitful and productive in all your endeavours.
The Lord Jesus said in John 15:1-2Open in Logos Bible
Software (if available), 5Open in Logos Bible Software (if available): “I am
the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does
not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it
so that it may bear more fruit… I am the vine, you are the branches; he who
abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do
nothing” (NASB). In other words, if you’re productive, if you’re fruitful and
effective in your endeavours, the Lord prunes you so you can achieve even more.
It’s the Father’s glory for you to be fruitful in life; He wants you to excel
and consistently make progress. He’s more zealous and passionate about your
success than you could ever be.
Thus, you ought always to be success-conscious. Note that
success is not necessarily measured at the tail end of one’s life; it can be
measured at the different stages of your life. If you’re conscious of success
at the level where you are today, that consciousness will take you to a higher
level of success tomorrow. Never think failure; have the success-mentality
instead. Your life will be an unending stream of victory and prosperity when
you develop an attitude of success.