In the previous post released, I wrote about the second key to success which is the importance of ceasing our inheritance in order to achieve a successful year. If you missed that post please reference below and check it out.
This week I want to wrap up this success series by giving you the 3rd and 4th important keys to claiming success in 2021.
3RD KEY TO SUCCESS:
Focus On God Not People
Keeping our focus on God ensures that we are continuously walking in the will of God. It is the enemy’s job to distract us by bringing into our attention what other people around us are doing or how much they have already accomplished in their life. The enemy knows the greatness that God has formulated for our lives and he is also knowledgeable in ways to get us off track by trying to make us feel that we aren’t achieving our goals in a timely manner due to other people’s success. This reminds me of the end of the book of John when Peter asks Jesus about who will betray Him and after Peter finds out it’s Judas, he proceeds to ask about him. Jesus then says,
If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.JOHN 21:22
To be frank, it is none of our business what someone else is doing or how they are achieving their success. It is okay to notice and ask questions for advice from others as long as you take everything you learn and everything you are told to God for confirmation of course. What is not okay is comparing ourselves to others. Comparison is not in alignment with our Creator. God has greatness waiting for us all and focusing on Him is the only way to achieving it. Think of Peter when Jesus called him to walk on water. When he was focused on Jesus he was able to walk straight but as soon as he started to look around and focus on what was going on around him, he began to drown. So it is the same for us when we shift our focus on what is going on with people around us. It is not man who can stop what God has for us. We are the ones that stop it for ourselves through covetous ways. Shifting and staying focused on God assures that we are on our own divine assignment and confirms our walk in God’s will for whatever current season He has us in. Don’t let your food get cold looking at somebody else’s plate.
4TH KEY TO SUCCESS:
Stay Tethered To God’s Word
God’s word is the ultimate reassurance needed to walk on our journey to success. It is our mighty sword that annihilates all of the enemy’s schemes to block our God given birthright of success. There is not one situation or circumstance that is not described in God’s word. We have instruction for every condition life has to offer. God even confirms this in book of Joshua:
Above all, be strong and very courageous to observe carefully the whole instruction my servant Moses commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right or the left, so that you have success wherever you go. This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on it day and night so that you carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.JOSHUA 1:7-8
So you see, it is God’s word we must turn to in every way we are feeling throughout this journey to success. No matter how long the journey is we are guaranteed success by living by His word. Meditating on The Word day and night insures that the text is hidden in our hearts so that we eventually are able to use it without having to reference a physical copy of it. What is even better is the beauty of the internet. It is now easier than ever to research and find the biblical text that aligns with whatever circumstance we are in. Google is definitely my best friend when it comes to finding the SCRIPT-CURE that I don’t already know by heart and am needing when I’m feeling any certain type of way about any situation. I attest that it truly is an amazing tool.
Leaving the past in the past, ceasing your inheritance, focusing on God and not people, and staying tethered to His word are the four most important keys to achieving success in 2021. I pray that you have the strength and courage through Jesus Christ to carry out all four keys so that you receive everything you deserve plus more.