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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Success By What Standard?

Paul Harvey once gave the secret of his success. He said: “I get up when I fall down,” Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 16.

Race-car-driver Bill Vukovich might have him beat. He said, “There’s no secret. You just press the accelerator to the floor and steer left.”    Today in the Word, February 17, 1993

Time Magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 most influential people puts the following in the top ten:

Jeremy Lin point guard for the Houston Rockets
Christian Marclay – artist
Viola Davis – actress
Salman Khan – educator
Tim Tebow – quarterback for the New York Jets
E. L. James – author
Louis CK – stand up comedian
Rihanna –  artist, actress and fashion designer
Marco Rubio – US Senator (R) from Florida
Ali Farzat – Political Cartoonist
A list like this makes me wonder about the world’s measuring stick for success.  I have found that the best place to find the secret of success in God’s Word.  There you will find that the secret of success, victory and unusual exploits that anointed servants of God’s achievement lies in the fact that God’s presence is always with them.  This means . . .

· To be willing to serve God in whatever way He wants
· To be full of the Holy Spirit
· To allow God’s Word to be authoritative in your life
· To be like the Lord Jesus Christ

Personally, I would rather have my name listed in Hebrews 11 than in the Guinness Book of Record or Who's Who in America.

Do you want to overcome great problems? Do you want to fulfill your divine destiny? You need the power of His presence.

By Dr. Gayle Woods

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