How do you measure your success? Financial income? Wife and kids? Owning your own business? Having many followers on Facebook or twitter? Great grades in school? A promotion in your job? It is a fact that we all have different variables that we add together in order to calculate our level of success. But according to God what is success?
After Moses’ death Joshua assuming command heard the voice of God saying; “Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave to you…that you may be successful wherever you go.” If that wasn’t enough God said it again in the next verse of Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the law always on your lips, meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
God sees success as obedience to Him, listening to His commands and following through with them 100% of the time. During obedience to God, he could bring you wealth, relationships, or worldly success. But that which is better is success in God, when we know that we have been obedient to Him.