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Sermon #103: Success - What It Means to Christians

 
People look at life differently, depending on what they believe.

In year 2003 a friend introduced me to the subject of success motivation and personal development. I then began to attend workshops on the subject, but came out a bit confused.

What confused me was the exclusive focus on wealth. I thought to myself, “Does success mean just wealth?”

I believed that success was broader than just the possession of material things. I also believed that success was supposed to be based on a certain spiritual foundation.

Henceforth began my quest for an answer, or an understanding.

Then one day, as I read my Bible, I came across a verse that struck me. The verse reads as follows: “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John v2, NIV).

“This is it! This is the definition of success!” I seemed to shout to myself.

If you are enjoying good health, if all is going well with you, if your soul is getting along well, what more would you seek in life?

In my view, John wished his friend nothing but genuine and total success.

I believe this kind of success can only be a result  of one's communion with God - for that is what John was writing about, the Christ issues.

As far as I am concerned, therefore, God is the source and foundation of true success.

I hope that I have helped you…or ignited controversy. Either way, I think it's worth it, for it may get you thinking.