Season 1, Episode 3: How to Be Successful

February 5, 2016
Who are the five most successful people you know? How do we measure success? What makes someone successful? In this episode, we dive into these questions and discover the true measure of success.

Show Notes:

  • In your eyes, who are the five most successful people in the world?
  • How do you measure success? How do you define it? What makes someone successful?
  • If you knew someone who had millions of dollars but lost his integrity, would you define that person as successful?
  • A successful life is one that best fulfills it’s purpose, and the purpose of your life is to glorify God.Thoughts Worth Thinking 500x500

Sin isn’t a rule that we break. It’s when we fail to bring glory to God.

  • So the true definition of a successful person is someone who glorifies God. And the more a person brings glory to God, the more successful they are.

Success doesn’t look the same for everyone, because the true definition of success is to glorify God, and we were all created to do that in different ways.

  • Imitation is limitation. That’s why attempting to copy someone else’s success is unwise. Learn from their success, but don’t try to be them. How has God equipped you to glorify Him? That’s what you need to find out.

Scriptures mentioned on the glory of God: 1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Peter 4:10, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, John 17:1, Isaiah 43:7, Psalm 19:1-3, Romans 3:23

The glory of God throughout Scripture:

  • Created for His glory (Isaiah 43)
  • Called Israel for His glory (Isaiah 49)
  • Rescued Israel from Egypt for His glory (Psalm 106)
  • Raised up Pharaoh to show His power and glory (Romans 9)
  • Spared Israel in the wilderness for His glory (Ezekiel 20)
  • Gave Israel victory in Canaan for the glory of His name (2 Samuel 7)
  • God didn’t cast away His people for the glory of His name (1 Samuel 12)
  • Restores people from exile for His glory (Ezekiel 36)
  • Jesus glorifies Father in all He does (John 7:18)
  • We are to do good works for His glory (Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 2:12)
  • Answers prayer that God may be glorified (John 14)
  • Jesus endures suffering for the glory of God (John 12, 17)
  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit is for the glory of God (John 16:14)
  • We are to serve in a way that will glorify God (1 Peter 4)
  • Jesus is coming again for the glory of God (2 Thessalonians 1)
  • Jesus ultimate aim for us is that we see and glorify Him (John 17)

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