‘We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.’ Proverbs 16:9
Here are three important truths to help you enjoy the life God wants you to live:
(1) Believe God wants you to succeed. Give up the unscriptural notion that this life has no value. God has a special work for you to do—here and now (Jeremiah 29:11). You ask, ‘What defines success?’ Answer: the progressive achievement of a God–given goal resulting in feeling good about yourself. ‘Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.’ (Deuteronomy 29:9)
(2) Consult God before you set your goals. The Bible says, ‘We should make plans—counting on God to direct us.’ (Proverbs 16:9) If you’re constantly stressed out and confused, you may be on the wrong track. Go back and check with God; what has He told you to do? It’s His will for you to succeed in these six areas: (a) spiritual; (b) relational; (c) physical; (d) mental; (e) social; (f) financial. ‘Whatever he does shall prosper.’ (Psalms 1:3)
(3) Invest in yourself. ‘Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Proverbs 4:7) If you’re willing to spend money at fine restaurants but not on good books, your future is already determined. And the first book you need to invest in is a Bible. John writes, ‘And the Word was God.’ (John 1:1) That means each time you read God’s Word, you’re depositing more of God into you. Wow! Think how that affects your life! Cultivate a teachable spirit.
_‘Let the wise listen and add to their learning.’ (Proverbs 1:5).This is the life God wants you to live!