Success For Life!
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you things most people don’t know. Here's a question with many answers depending on who you ask. What is success? Money? Fame & Fortune? Most men seek the gold, the glory and the girls. God said, "Seek Me first, My kingdom and My righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you." He’ll establish you, sustain you, promote you. He’ll even prepare a table for you – in the presence of your enemies. Your cup will run over! Provision for your every need, His glory displayed in your life for everyone to see. And you only need one girl, the wife of your youth, until God gives you girls, and boys – a quiver full. What is success? Whether a man or woman… Success is doing with excellence what you were created to do - fulfilling your purpose here on earth – that God created you for. Nothing else will satisfy you. If you don’t know what God has for you, anything else will seem empty – a mere chasing after the wind… Most people don’t know what God has for them. They’re just chasing after that next paycheck, next promotion, next car, and next vacation. They don’t ask the Creator, and the Purpose-giver. So they don’t get His plans that fulfill the purpose they were created for. Isaiah 42:6 – “I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the gentiles. Psalms 138:8 – The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever… This promise applies to you as much as it did to David. Acts 13:22 – I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do. Acts 13:36 – For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was buried with his fathers…That is a successful life. Fulfilling the purpose of God for you - in your generation. Doing the will of God while you were living… that is a successful life. Not how much money you made, you’ll leave it all. Not how many toys you die with, you’ll still die, and then who knows who will get them. Solomon said, Ecclesiastes 2:18 – I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, (and this dude was rich, he put in the work, he was the wealthiest ever!) because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. And who knows whether that person will be wise or foolish? Yet they have control over all the fruit of my toil into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. Solomon realized the temporary nature of this life – and the mirage of riches and human accomplishment. Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Another reminder the kingdom of earth is temporary – you’ll only see it for seventy to eighty years. The Kingdom of God is forever – without end. And the stuff you get down here - will stay here, you’ll be gone. But the stuff you store up – up there, will last forever and ever. Matthew 6:19 – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 8:36 – What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul. There is much more to life than the trapping and trinkets. That’s why nearly ever man has a midlife crisis, the realization that comes with maturity. The shift of thinking that moves from success to significance. What they thought was success – that didn’t satisfy them, to something more significant. Nothing is more significant than what God created you for, the purpose that He has for you. If you will surrender your time, mind and money to His control, He will fulfill the purpose He has for you. You have to let Him, for Him to fulfill it… Praying that PiVAT before dinner, and your Daily Call - will be that iron sharpening iron for you – that gets you in the habit of hearing His voice, and doing His will, and overcoming with your testimony, so you fulfill the purpose He has for you today! Do that and you’re well on your way. That’s being one hundred percent on your way to fulfilling the purpose He has for you for your life! Praying that PRISM – God’s Word, His Heart, and His mind, become your words and your heart and your mind. So you have the mind of Christ – so you walk in wisdom, peace, power, and prosperity. So not only will you prosper, but your soul will prosper – doing every good thing that God has purposed for you to do. So He can bring you to every good thing that He has stored up for you. Fulfilling your purpose starts today, with His plans, and His thoughts for you. Praying that you seek Him daily, so He can fulfill the purpose He has for you – in your generation. Maybe just start with the next 3 days…
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!