It’s the Worlds System.
Matthew 7:13 (New King James Version)
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
The world system of success embraces the ideas of:
- Whatever it takes
- And Win at all costs
You’ve seen it in school, family, sports, and politics and even in church.
How to know if you desire worldly success
Are you willing to:
- Break the rules
- Set aside personal integrity
- Take a bribe or give a bribe
- Take or sell illegal products (Piracy)
- Engage in activity as long as you win in the long run.
If You Want to be Successful, Imitate Success
Do What Successful People Do and You’ll Get What Successful People Get.
I use this formula because I believe in not reinventing the wheel and I use coaches to teach me about their success.
This principle can also be used or abused.
You can use it for making money, to become famous or to obtain a position. There’s nothing wrong with that if your motives are pure.
Are Your Motivations Pure?
In short, If you have a “Me first” attitude you may have impure motives.
Do all your conversations revolve around you?
I like, I want, I am, etc
Evidence of corrupt motivations:
- Illegal Drugs
- Other Sin type business
God Doesn’t bless the worlds system.
If you follow the worldly shortcuts you may even experience quick pleasures, at least for a season.
Sin is pleasurable… for a season:
It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of the Messiah than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the great reward that God
The Right Priorities Represent Pure Motives
Christ said to love God and love others. If your priorities are inline with God’s Word you most likely desire Godly success.
Here’s a good order for priorities:
- God First
- My Family Second
- Other people next
- Yourself last
Moses made the right decision. Will you?
The popular choice for success isn’t necessarily the BEST choice.
What type of Success do you want?
Worldly Success or Godly Success?