Success Doesn't Always Mean God Approves
"I must be FAVORED! My business is flourishing! I am achieving all of my goals. God wouldn't bless me with this success if he didn't approve."
Tell me if you've been there before? Lord knows I have.
And it's a NASTY trap to fall into.
Sister, I hate to be the one to tell you this...
Just because your family is wealthy, doesn't mean you're living to honor God. Or if your kids are star athletes or top in their class, it doesn't mean God is blessing them because he approves.
Are you connecting with God on a regular basis?
Are you asking him if he approves of your actions?
Are you consulting him before you make decisions?
Your hustle isn't honoring God.
As we move through life we must make sure our ego and achievements aren't dictating our connection with God. Where, as long as YOU are getting what YOU want, you'll pray. You'll give him the attention you think he deserves.
John 5:30 I can do nothing on my own. I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgement is just, because I carry out the will of the one who sent me, not my own will.
Pause long enough every day to make sure you're connecting with God. You need him now more than ever! Clear out your need to be perfect. Align your path to Him and verify the desires of your heart are truly His.
Even in the height of your success you may be carrying around spiritual debt. It masks itself in the form of comparison, jealousy, perfectionism, egoism, etc.
Open your heart and let go! Use your flourishing business and career for God's mission.
Take time to listen and feel. Let his LOVE and GUIDANCE flood your soul!
Live for authenticity. Connect your goals to your higher purpose and God's mission for YOU!
Sit down today and pray to God, ask him to use your success and flourishing business to impact lives! Ask him to reveal to you how he wants to use you day-to-day.
RENEW your spirit and THRIVE in Christ!