Success has a sweet taste….
Failure a bit tarte…
Spare me the pain of haste…
And guide me to the best part….
Ah…the sweet taste of success….
Ugh…the bitterness of failure….
Give me five slices of the former….
And, none of the latter…
Penned by: Charles J.L. Brooks… 2017
Even though God wants us to have success, and to be successful….The Bible also… cautions us about how we approach success; as told to us in…
Matthew 6:19-21 – Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
And we are encouraged by…. Proverbs 22:9 – Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
There is more encouragement found in…1 Kings 2:3 – Observe the requirements of the LORD your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go.
For me… I think SUCCESS is ‘just a frame of mind.’ It represents what we ‘think of ourselves.’ It’s not about MONEY. It’s about that impression we have left with others. Was ‘that impression’…the IMAGE of GOD? Do others see Godly characteristics in us?
I am reminded of one of my favorite scriptures… regarding SUCCESS, found in… Jeremiah 29:11 – I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.
…Blessings to all as you seek SUCCESS, especially when inspired by God…cjlb…8/8/2017