ESSENTIAL FACTS FOR SUCCESS (By Adeniyan Olaolu Pastor)
Study in depthly into the life Job 1:1-end; 31:1-end
For every seed to bring forth the full potential of glory already packaged in itself, such seed needs to be planted. But where such is planted matters as it will determine how it will aid such seed manifest its full glory or kill its glory. As every seed is designed and orchestrated to be a success so is every man but only provided he /she is planted in Jesus. For he alone is the most nourished soil for any man to grow well from.
Every born again child of God is likened to be A SEED and if we are going to be a success in life, we must
1. BE PLANTED IN GOD: they grow exceedingly well because God takes care of them as seen in
John15:1, they flourish in all areas because they as those planted by the river side of waters.
what does it mean to flourish? it means
FLOURISH, v.i. flur’ish. [L. floresco, from floreo. The primary sense is to open, expand, enlarge, or to shoot out, as in glory, L. ploro.]
1. To thrive; to grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant. The beech and the maple flourish best in a deep, rich and moist loam.
2. To be prosperous; to increase in wealth or honor.
Psalm 92:13 They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God.
Psalm 92:14 They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,
Psalm 92:15 to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
2. We must be planted in God PLANTED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS:
Pro 14:11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
3. We must be DILIGENT, Diligence must become our imminent virtue: It may mean
‘A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich’. (ESV)
‘Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands bring riches’. Pro_10:4;
‘Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.(ESV)
‘A lazy hunter does not catch his prey, but a hard-working person becomes wealthy.’ (GW) Pro_12:27;
’29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure
‘If you do your job well, you will work for a ruler and never be a slave.’ (CEV) Pro_22:29).
4. Must have THE WORD OF GOD DWELLING IN OUR HEART and reflecting in our life:
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.
Job 22:2 “Can a man be profitable to God? Surely he who is wise is profitable to himself.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Understand that it is our commitment unto doing (absolute obedience) God’s words lies the reward of the word in evident in your very life.
Lets study a bit into the secret of the life of a certain man who once lived in this world and became so successful, whose name is JOB…
(This we shall examine together in the next expose in the divine truth.)