QUIET STRENGTH: MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
SESSION 3: WHAT IS SUCCESS?
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
THIS WEEK'S STUDY AND PREPARATION
Here is a fantastic Daily Devotion from Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah that is so applicable at this point in our study:
I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
“Success,” said General George S. Patton, “is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” That’s not a bad definition, but here’s a better one: Success is faithfully tackling and accomplishing the work God gives us day by day. In biblical terms, success has nothing to do with wealth, position, power, respect, or awards. God promises to grant us success in life, but He views success as finishing the work He has assigned us. Colossians 4:17 says, “Say to Archippus, ‘Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.’”
The Bible tells us to persevere in obedience, “Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you … that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book … meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:7-8, NIV).
Don’t worry about failure; just be faithful in your Christian walk and work. That’s SUCCESS in capital letters.
In God’s will there is no failure; out of His will there is no success.
Quiet Strength Reading
- Read Chapter Ten: Filling the Corners in Quiet Strength
- Read Chapter Eleven: Defining Success in Quiet Strength
- Read Chapter Twelve: Hurricanes and Tornadoes in Quiet Strength
Contribute and Encourage
Share something that the Lord has shared with you - direction, confirmation, conviction - regarding success as a comment below that He may use as an encouragement to one of your brothers in Christ.
Be In Touch
Pray for your Accountability Partner, especially for his faith in his Christian walk and work. Be sure to remind one another about the Impact Men's Bible Study and Breakfast this Saturday.