If you and I would like God to give us success, the key is NOT in claiming it by faith, neither is it partaking holy communion more frequently. Success also does not come from sowing money into the offering bag so that God will give back to us a hundred fold or a thousand fold. It is definitely not gained through memorising and reciting certain prayers mechanically.
Throughout Scriptures, it is clear that God gives success to those who sought Him, obeyed Him and led His people to seek Him. King Uzziah in 2Chron.26 was one of many examples. Just read about the other kings of Judah and you will see the pattern.
It was the same with Ezra who diligently studied the law, observed it and taught it (Ez.7:8-10). We see it in Jesus too, the truly blessed One whose success was one that involved Him giving up His life so that millions could be reconciled to the Father.
God’s kind of success could be material in form, it could also be intangible. It could be peace or it could be prosperity. It could be both. It could be health or it could be unspeakable joy. It could be life or it could be death. It could be anything because God’s blessings are not limited to a certain kind and it is certainly not limited by our imagination. God is far bigger than that!
If you and I want God to bless us with success, we only need to do this: seek the Lord, obey Him and lead others to seek Him.
But be careful and not let success get into your head when God blesses you with it.
We read in 2Chron.26:16, “But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God …..”
This is so sad isn’t it? Like many other kings and Bible characters, Uzziah started well but finished poorly. If we are not careful, we could end poorly too.
When a person becomes rich and powerful, there is a very likely chance that he would become proud which would lead to his downfall. The only way out is to repent of it quickly and humbly return to God.
The truly godly man or woman stays humble when they become rich and powerful. They guard themselves against pride – the very sin of Lucifer. They continue to seek the Lord, obey His Word and lead others to seek the Lord. Then, the Lord’s blessing will continue to be upon that man or woman.
May our greatest desire be to seek the Lord and walk in His ways. Have a blessed day!
2Chron.26:3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jekoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. 5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success. ….. 16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.