Bible Verse Quotes (64 quotes)
103 Encouraging Bible Verses & Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Faith
W hat does the Bible say about success? Are there biblical principles about how we can be successful? What do these 20 verses about success tell you? As the world sees success, it is the achievement of a social status, completing a goal, reaching an objective or the achievement of an action in a specified set of time. The way God defines success is so much different than the way the world does. Success to those in the world means achieving something that is useful in this life on earth. Success as God sees it is something that is achieved that is of infinite, eternal value in this life and in the life to come.
We all desire success, but a believer desires a different type of success than the world. Success for a Christian is the obedience to the known will of God whether that means going through trials or receiving a blessing. True success is doing what God wants for us even though it is painful, it costs us, etc. He is teaching the prosperity gospel, God is nowhere near that. A church of 3 people that God said to plant is far more successful and even though it is small, God wills that some people have small ministries for His glory.
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As we embark on a new year, I am struck by two things: Faith is an essential ingredient in success and that the more we love, the more we are given. If you have determined your God-given purpose and you use it to serve others through your business, then you have a winning combination. God speaks to us through vision and dreams. You are not given a dream that you do not have the capacity to fulfill. I have learned to be patient and faithful after nearly 17 years in business.
They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed. He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him. Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time. And he said to them, "Men of Israel, take care what you propose to do with these men. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.