Success Is A Choice
Some choices don’t matter much. Others do.
Choosing what kind of success you will pursue is a life altering decision. A lot of people think that success only comes in one flavor.
Success is like ice cream: it comes any many flavors.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (CEV)
Right now I call the sky and the earth to be witnesses that I am offering you this choice. Will you choose for the LORD to make you prosperous and give you a long life? Or will he put you under a curse and kill you? Choose life!
Did You Know That There Is More Than One Kind of Success?
What Does Success Mean to You?
That’s the basic question to ask when beginning to make wise choices.
- True Success is best measured by what you give, not what you get.
- Success is measured by the seeds you sow, not the harvest you reap
- How you see success ultimately determines your choices in sowing and reaping
I asked you how you define success in my last article. Your definition of success also determines the Kind of success you pursue.
Galatians 6:7 (KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Freedom Under Siege
Choice is your greatest freedom and your best power or asset. That’s why there are always egocentric leaders who want to take it from you.
Don’t take your freedom for granted. Once you gain it is easy to take for granted, especially if you did nothing to obtain it.
By choosing we chart the course of our lives
We all brand our success through our choices.
Everyone is faced with daily choices as to what we think is best for us. When we make these choices or fail to choose (often, by not doing anything) we chart the course of our lives.
Black and White Opportunities
The great U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was once asked:
“What single thing contributed most to your success in life?”
“I always try to do right when the opportunity to do right presents itself”
Realize that When the opportunity to do right presents itself, the opportunity to do wrong presents itself right along side it.
Every day, in all circumstances, activities and situations there is an opportunity to choose.
There Are 2 Distinct Options for Choosing Success
They are as opposite as:
- day and night
- black and white
- good and evil
- life and death
- Right and Wrong
The first decision recorded in the Bible was when Adam made the choice between eating an inviting fruit (taste and see) or obeying God’s word.
Adam choice was the popular choice, the worlds system. The other choice is true success.
The 2 kinds of Success are:
- The popular choice: The World System
- God’s Choice: True Success or Success His Way.
Success Like A Tree
I’ve taken excerpts from one of my favorite books called Like a Tree, A Radical Approach to Living the Good Life, by Mitchell Tolle I highly recommend this book if you’re interested in True Life Success.