We all have a definition of what we believe success to be.
The question is, Does our description of success line up with God’s definition of success for our life?
True success is not a destination but a journey of our lives becoming more and more aligned to God.
Alignment happens when we live a life in joyful, willing obedience to Him, this is where we find fulfillment, purpose, and meaning.
So where do we begin?
We start by becoming acutely aware of how our daily choices align with the Bible.
Our habits and daily choices reveal the things we value and highlight what we deem important.
Our priorities are the things we do every day.
When we examine our lives through the lens of the Bible, our selfish ambitions and worldly desires are brought to light and revealed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Gently He prompts us to realign and move toward Him.
The Spirit’s nudge is His loving guidance directing us toward His definition of success, living a life submitted to Gods desire for our life.
This is the safest and most successful way to live.
So where do go after the nudge of the Spirit?
I have realized that if I don’t have a plan and a strategy to overcome areas of my life that are misaligned with God best for me, I will NEVER fully reach my potential that God has designed for me in this life.
We have to define the WHAT realignment God is calling us into and design actionable steps to define the HOW of living it out.
If God is speaking to you to move away from the pursuit of more to align you with His giving heart (Your WHAT), you may develop a strategy to give some of your possessions away to those in need. (Your HOW to live out the Spirit’s nudge)
Every spirit unction calls for actionable function.
The great news is God has your best in mind and is for us and not against us. His desire is for you to live your best life, a life of Godly success.
Philippians 2:13 says (NLT)
13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Jesus WANTS us to live a successful life according to His word, and He empowers us to do it by His Spirit!
Godly success does not promise a life free from pain and struggle, what Godly success does promise is that you will find real joy, meaning, and fulfillment as you align your life with His best for you.
Question: How do you define success and how is God’s Spirit nudging you to a retirement with Him? Leave a comment below.