Statistically, five out of every hundred people ever become successful in their lifetime. Failure is real and will happen to you if you allow it. Everybody is a potential candidate for failure until you exempt yourself. This is the reality that is upon us by default. It is foolishness to exaggerate truths beyond the jurisdiction of relevance so do not just say I reject it.
Nobody becomes a success by accident, chance or luck. For instance, gravity does not have in it configuration the assumption that men make mistake therefore every time we violate the law of gravity, we pay dearly and sometimes, we may not have a second chance.
Many born again Christians believe that just because of their status, their lives should succeed automatically. No! Being a Christian gives you an access to success but there is a difference between access and delivery. Access means potential while delivery means experience.
All that Jesus did for us on the cross gives us access but there are systems build in the dealings of men that converts access to delivery where you are now a manifestor of those realities.
Mike Murdock said there are two dimensions in the dealing of God with man.
1). The person of Jesus
2). The principles of Jesus
He calls the first one, the life of God and the second the laws of God. The person of Jesus is what gives you that encounter that creates your peace and secures your eternal destiny with God but it is not necessarily your key to victory.
So I can be born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, if I die, I go to heaven, live a life of peace whether in plenty or lack because His person has consumed me. I have conformed to the image of Christ experientially but the dimension that is responsible for my success on the earth is not just the person of Jesus but the principles of Jesus.
There are two indexes to measure a man’s spiritual growth
1). The degree of your conformity to the image and person of Christ.
2). Your comprehension of the mysteries and the secrets of the kingdom.
If your outcome is not consistent with your desire then you have to check what you believe and what you are doing.
What is success in the kingdom?
Success is the accomplishment of a worthy goal. It has nothing to do with money. The kingdom definition of success is that it is the fulfillment of your God given assignment. It has to be God given to be called success. It can also be effective use of your life, gifts and resources to draw men to Jesus and to bless humanity.
The acquisition of things is not equivalent to success in the kingdom.
Why then are men failing?
Dishonour to God, men and principles.
Laws and Principles
A law is a system of rules that guarantee a predictable outcome. Laws are a reflection of God’s justice system.
Fourteen words to note
These fourteen words have controlled the destinies of men. They are the key to either joy or pain. They will tell you what you will become. Success is predictable. I do not need to see your results to know whether you will be successful or not.
If you do not do anyone about your situation, pressure will force you to do what you never could have imagined yourself doing. Righteous men are forsaken today and their seed beg bread because they forsook laws.
The Laws of Success
1). The law of relationship. Success is highly relationship dependent. Everything money can buy, relationships can buy. Connectivity is key to success. The healthier your relationship with God, the greater your success. Relationships are value adding assets.