He that trusts in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. (Prov. 11:28)
Our society has gorged itself on the sweet taste of success. We've filled our plates from a buffet of books that range from dressing for success to investing for success. . . . We've gobbled down stacks of notebooks, cassette albums, and video tapes in our hunger for greater success.
The irony of all this is that. . . . instead of fulfillment, we experience the bloated sensation of being full of ourselves---our dreams, our goals, our plans, our projects, our accomplishments. The result of this all-you-can-eat appetite is not contentment. It's nausea.
Don't get me wrong friends. I'm all for success. But at what cost? Is the cost of your relationship with God worth the price of success? Is the cost of your friends and loved ones worth the sweet taste of success? Now is a good time as any to really start facing the music about the real worth of the "sweet taste of success". I have seen how success has gotten off to a sweet start only to experience the sourness of it as we begin to take for granted everything and everyone that God has surrounded us with is taken for granted. Is it really worth it?
To be very honest, no, it's not worth it at all. Success has its benefits, for sure. The major problem with being successful these days is that we instantly forget where God has taken us out from and begin to place to much emphasis (or stock) on the success we have achieved instead of giving all the glory to God in not only allowing you, but enabled you to be successful to begin with. My dear friends, don't let the "sweet taste of success" get into your head. God's definition of success is extremely different that the worldly standard of success. It's extremely important to know the difference friends!
Thank you so much for reading this far! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-).