The road to success can feel hopeless at times. It’s important to stay faithful despite the difficulties. Your heart has a direct connection to your success.
Most successful people did the work to achieve their success. They believed in their gifts or abilities, they were persistent, they persevered, and they went over and beyond what’s required to live an average or comfortable life. These people learned to perfect their skills, but they didn’t stop there, they continuously learn how to become better.
They become so good, that other people can’t help but take notice. They get tired of the same results, and realize that in order to get a different or better result, it’s going to require a leap of faith and they take it.
Still, it can be frustrating at times, when a person has the talent and is putting in the work, but nobody sees them… or at least they don’t think so… They may feel like they don’t have the connections to do what they know that they are meant to do, so some people become desperate. They get in a person of higher position’s face and demand that the person take notice of them. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Whether it works or not, it can be either a good or a bad thing. Sometimes, a person can be simply operating in their gift without trying to be noticed, but they just so happens to be in the right place at the right time and someone takes notice. This can be a good or bad thing too, I’ll elaborate more on this later, but the key thing is to not give up, whether someone is taking notice of you or not, because truth is God is always watching and He’s not judging you by your gifts and how hard you’re working, He’s judging you by your heart.
When reaching for success, make sure that your heart is in the right place. Your heart determines what success to you truly is.
Remember not every opportunity is a good opportunity. Don’t ever be led with anxiety. Remember the scripture “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” – Psalm 75:6-7
Your heart determines your promotion.
When no one else is watching, God is.
The truth is, present circumstances, shortcomings, disappointments, and downfalls, can make you feel like people aren’t taking notice of the greatness in you, but just because you see the bad that you’re going through, doesn’t mean that people don’t see the good, the light, or the talent within you. Don’t ever think that because people aren’t responding they way you’d like, that you’re useless.
Your talent isn’t measured by the amount of people who believe in you, it’s measured by the belief in yourself and your faith in God.
Work your faith-work your talent.
Your success is also determined by your values. Your values are determined by what’s inside your heart.
You can mean well, and be led astray if God is not living in your heart. We want to do more than mean well, we want to live well, in every aspect of our lives.
I told you that I’d elaborate more on some opportunities could be a good or bad thing, so here goes… God is not the only one watching you. There are forces working against you, who knows the deep desires of your heart, and will present a heavenly opportunity to you, but it’s really an evil plan.
Many people, out of anxiety, desperation, and simply being naive, have fallen victim to what was presented as a heavenly plan, only to find out they’d have to sacrifice even their life to get the success they desire.
What drives you? Worldly success, or heavenly treasures?
Once again, it’s important that your heart is in the right place, and you’re operating in your gift regardless of what person or people are taking notice. You must have the heart of David when he was just a shepherd boy. David was faithful to God and in his gift, and it is God who made him king.
We must be faithful where we are, and stop setting our hearts on the money, house, car, social status, or success. Sure, we all want to be successful in this life, but even more than being successful, we should be faithful where we are, which means being our best selves where we are, regardless of whether we attain riches in this world or not.
The Bible tells us, “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.” – Matthew 6:19-20
The true steps towards success is making sure that your heart is in the right place, being faithful where you are, trusting God with the trajectory of your life, working your faith and persevering through the difficulties.
Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Difficulties doesn’t determine your success. Your determination despite the difficulties does. Will you believe what you go through, or will you trust God despite your difficulties?
Stay faithful and rest in God’s promises.