Philadelphia Baptist Church

How To Be Successful

How To Be Successful
Sunday AM

00:00 / 47:22

We all would like to be able to consider ourselves successful. But what does it mean to be successful? If you were to search for the word “success” in your Bible you would find that it is used only once in the King James version of the English Bible.Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. The world tells you that being successful means making a lot of money, being in a position of authority, or being a very famous person. But the world’s definition of success has one major problem: it focuses on temporary things and disregards the eternal.  God’s definition of success involves accomplishments that have eternal significance.  There is a way for us to be truly successful, not temporarily but permanently.  Being permanently successful is not complicated.  In Joshua 1:8, we find a simple two-step process for being genuinely successful. First of all, you have to know what God says to do. Then, you have to do it. Many people reject God’s plan for success because it is so simple.  As a result, they never become truly successful. They may make a lot of money, have a lot of power or become very famous, but that is the kind of success that is only temporary.  The kind of success that we should be concerned about is the success that has eternal significance. You must obey God’s Word if you are going to be a true success.