Success – What is your definition
Do you know that if success were to be defined in chemistry terms, it would fall under the classification of compound elements? A compound element is one that is made up of a combination of many individual components. In this case, success is as a result of God’s grace, peace of heart, creativity, risk taking, hope, faith, trust, integrity and so much more. Definitions of success are as varied as there are people on planet earth. To some, success is being able to connect with the Almighty God at levels that very few mortals do, like Moses and Elijah who spoke with God. For others success is a matter of how much land, money, real estate, business empires they have. To some it is about the number of cows or the number of wives and children in one’s homestead. For me, success is about living a full life as God destined me to have. He intended for me to seek His kingdom and do right by Him and His word. It is God’s intention for me to have material wealth in plenty – not for me to keep to myself but for me to share it. I know that I will live a full life if I accept to be God’s vessel in the establishment of His kingdom. Consider a hose pipe. Its work is to channel water from the source to the field so that the crops get the moisture they need to grow. In this life, God is our source of livelihood, we are the hose pipe and His kingdom is the garden to be watered. If He blesses us and we retain the blessings to ourselves, we will surely not deliver them to the end. and some point, we will get full and then there will be no more room for God to put His blessings and He will move on to the next person. What do I gain by withholding God’s blessings? Nothing. To know that God is pleased with the way I am living on this earth and that He is smiling at me and causing His face to shine upon me, now that is true success.