Happy new week blog readers, today I'll be rounding up on our discussion on 'why many don't have lasting success'.
Weeks ago I discussed with you some factors that forbids lastin success; Your Comfort zone, unfaithfulness and today I'll be bringing this series to an end with this major sub-topic:
The God factor.

Excellence is the key to elevation and only one person has the key which is the spirit of excellence as in the life of Daniel.(Daniel 5:12, 6:3 kjv). If you check through the life of every successful man you know, you'll discover there are powers behind their success. Yes Powers!! But today I want to talk on the only power that gibes lasting success- God!

If you are reading this and you have the belief that hard work gives success, you are not far from the truth. I'm just yet to see a hard-working man without a good health and a sound mind- these two things only God can give!

What I'm saying is everything you need to have lasting success are beyond your powers and reach, only God can give you! Only if you want that kind of success that doesn't last.

I'll like to position this discussion in this order and I hope you follow through:
Proverbs  3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Isaiah  48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Psalms  127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

You know for our Monday Digest, I try my possible best to avoid the use of scriptures but you'll permit me today because of what we discussing-  God factor.

I. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: The main reason why a lot of us don't  have lasting success is because we do not trust in the Lord. We trust in our intelligence and certifications.
Ever since you have been up with planning and strategy with your heart what has it resulted into? 
The Lord is saying this; 'come trust in me with all thine heart, commit that business unto the hands of the Lord, Place that project into His hands and see what He can do'.

II. Lean not on your understanding: There's a little to what you can offer yourself. You can't think than you see. You can't reason than you know. You can't grow your networks than your connection. But there's an Almighty God calling you to leave your worries for Him to do!

III. Acknowledge Him: when you wholly trust Him and start  start relying on His understanding all He requires of you is to acknowledge Him!
Your acknowledgements is what makes your way perfect!
Why it seems like our ways aren't perfect/ we don't have lasting success is because we do not acknowledge God. We accustom the glory, achievements, success to ourselves.
What if He asks of your Soul today?
What if you didn't get the idea in the first place? Acknowledge God!!

IV. I'm the Lord your God: He's readily associating himself with you, Realize Him!
He's been the one behind your success- accept it! He's the one who teacheth thee to profit without changing figures, bribing your way through etc and He leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go! Remember He said He'll make your way perfect (Prov 3:6b)
He and He alone has been the one leading you through the way.

If I may ask, do you know what is going to happen in the next second in your business, career and job? Only He knows that. Realize this and let your success be lasting!

V. Except the Lord builds the business:
You labour in vain!
How much can I explain this?
Yes, you are intelligent and brilliant but God have you a sound mind to exhibit that project.
He's been the one building the business. I recall vividly SWOT!!
T(Threat)- Element in the environment that causes trouble for the business/ project.
If you'll list them truthfully, should your business/project survive?
If not for the Lord who has been building it the threat would have taken over. The God factor!

Finally I will round up with this piece:
God gives a direction, His direction gives/shows His intentions!

Acknowledge and Realize the God factors today and you'll only live to find your career/business/job in Lasting Success.
Follow His directions to know your intentions!!

Oluwatobiloba Oshunbiyi,
CL Blogs.

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