By Pastor Aderemi ADELUGBA
To step into your success is to be divinely established in all you set out to achieve. So the aspect we would look at today, is stepping into your success, and be established in your endeavour in Jesus name.
The definition of success in the dictionary of God is as follows: Success is to be the person God desires you to be. To accomplish the things God desires you to accomplish. To possess that, which God has ordained you to possess, and, to be able to make an impact in the life of others people
In Joshua 1:1-7, After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ minister,2 Moses My servant is dead. So now arise [take his place], go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, the Israelites.3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Joshua went from being an ordinary man to assume the leadership position: In the case of Joshua, the Lord knew him, and ordained him to become a great leader. Even though, he started his life as a slave boy, under the leadership of people who were ready to kill and maim. But the scripture made us to see that Joshua rose to the position of importance in the land. He became a force to reckon with, and stepped into success by the power of God. Whatever the story of your life and the circumstances of your birth, the Lord will turn it around for success in Jesus name.
Despite his background, Joshua’s life was filled with remarkable achievement and great success. This suggest to me that your life will be marked with unlimited achievement, and regardless of how the story of your beginning has been, you will become a celebrity in Jesus name.
Brethren, there are some things that made the life of Joshua to get transformed. When you begin to do what he did, your life will become transformed too, and you will step into your success in Jesus name.
The plan of God is to make you step into your success in the area of business: In Luke 5: 1 – 7:
In Luke 5: 4 – 6 says, And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. “Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
We saw how Simon was engaged in the wrong business. He was a trained fisherman; he was so knowledgeable in his trade, and, truly, he had some superficial success. After that, he got to a stage where they almost declare him bankrupt, but the Lord located him in his struggle. He was already packing his nets and looking to find another trade, when he met with the Lord. After this, he caught fishes like never before. The Lord will locate you in every struggle today in Jesus name.
The plan of God is to make you step into your success in the area of faith – In Isaiah 54:14 – Isaiah 54 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
The plan of God is to make you step into your success in the area of family (Isaiah 51:1) – God made specific reference to how Abraham was just on his own, without an heir. And the Lord added to him, prospered him and increased him, to the extent that he now has a family in every household now. The Lord will establish you and you will not be alone in Jesus name.
The plan of God is to make you step into your success in the area of wealth: In Deuteronomy 8:18:“But thou shall remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”
There are things you do now, jobs you do and business you do, that you don’t really like. But by the power of the most high, your situation will change. Mephiboseth was a man whose destiny was tampered with, wealth that was meant for him ended up in the hand of Ziba. He was going to die in suffering, but God restored wealth to him. His life of begging for food, changed to the life of plenty and eating at the king’s table. The story of your life will change in Jesus name.
For you to achieve the greatest success and accomplishment in life; you must be prepared to do the following three things:
1. Have an unwavering loyalty to God.
2. Have faith in God: How much faith have you demonstrated in the area of your life? Think of Hannah, she cried to the Lord in faith, and the Lord answered her request.
3. Have strength and courageous – God told Joshua that he needed to courage, to be able to deliver the new assignment that was give to him after the death of Moses. He embraced it, and with all courage, he became successful, and the Lord was with him. The Lord will continue to be with you in Jesus name. You will not lack courage in Jesus name.
Wherever you have suffered failure in life, the Lord will help you, and you will enter into your success in Jesus name.
Delivered on May 18th 2014