My secret to success

A lot of people know what it takes to be successful, but they fail to do it.

Jesus himself said that there would be people like this: they would read His advise, yet fail to keep it.

I think a lot of internet marketing programs are like that; they teach people what to do to be successful, but the student never actually does what they were taught to do.

They are ever-learning, yet not becoming wiser.

How many readers, I wonder, have purchased internet marketing tutorials and manuals in abundance, yet never put them into practice?

The wisest man who ever lived, said that people like this are building their foundation on the sand.

But people who read His word, and do it, have a rock for a foundation.

You can read this story in the seventh chapter of the book of Matthew.

So, what is the secret to success? (remember, you need to actually do it):

Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8 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.

So there it is: the secret of my success is:

I read God’s Holy Word, the Bible, in order that I may actually do what it says.

Then, I meditate on it day and night.

Hey, reader, do you wake up every day and ask God to speak to you through His word?

Do you do what It says?

Do you meditate on the Word He gives you…all day and night?

I know you’ve heard this before. But this time, no more sand castles. This time, build on  a rock.

Matthew 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say”?

(Would you like to know more about Jesus?)

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Is the vision worthy of you?

There was a man who was preaching a message to his audience.  All of the sudden, he stopped in the middle of his sermon and cried “Wait. Don’t jump! The answer is in your briefcase!”.

The preacher’s audience looked baffled, and he was as well. He honestly couldn’t tell you WHY he said what he said.

A while later, he found out why.  While taking a train home from a business trip, another man, a lonely man, contemplating taking his life, decided to first listen to a tape his loved one had packed away for him. He thought it was an “inspirational tape”, not necessarily a sermon.

Actually, it was both. Here’s why. When the lonely business man started that tape, he heard it played at exactly the point where it said, “Wait. Don’t jump! The answer is in your briefcase”.

He went to his briefcase and found that the one he loved had also packed away a Bible.

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