We all want to be successful in life. Success looks different in everyone’s opinion. Google defines success as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose:” I think that sums it up quite well.
The key is to aim at the right target and have a good purpose. If your goal is to wake up, congratulations, you made it! But waking up isn’t accomplishing much. The Bible gives us advice on being successful. Notice what God says through Joshua 1:8. “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” ESV
Joshua’s purpose was to lead the nation of Israel into the promised land. War awaited him across the Jordan river. God pointed him to the correct path by pointing him back to the Word of God. How can we have the right aim so that our “success” is meaningful? Following the same advice. The word of God must be in thoughts and on our tongues day and night. We should be careful to do all that is written in it. That takes study and dedication. As we live by the principles in God’s word we will fulfill the most noble purpose of all, the glory of God.