How Do You Define Success?

When we hear the word success, we usually think of money, fame, or power. Yet, many of the most successful men and women in history had none of these things.

At the same time, many people who have acquired great wealth, had far-reaching influence, and been famous for outstanding achievements in their professions have been total failures in their private lives, marriages, or with their sons and daughters.

True success is achieving the purposes for which God created us. God’s specific purposes are best carried out when the following basic life purposes are developed:

  1. Being a wise person
  2. Being a skilled provider
  3. Being a powerful proclaimer of truth
  4. Being a loving marriage partner
  5. Being a discerning parent

God’s Guarantee for True Success

Many “keys to success” have been identified, but there is one activity that is fundamental to the rest. It is not Bible reading, memorization, or prayer, although it involves these disciplines.

God promises true success to those who meditate on His Word and apply it to their daily lives. “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” (Joshua 1:8). Meditation is a living, growing relationship between God’s Word and our hearts—a relationship that changes us.

The ultimate goal of the Daily Success program is to see people experience “good success” in every area of life, through the transforming power of God’s Word, by motivating them to meditate on Scripture and make daily application of it to their lives.