It’s graduation season and many young people are preparing to pursue their dreams of prosperity and success. How do we choose the most prosperous and successful path? Success begins with our relationship with God because He creates all prosperity and makes all things possible. When we’re close to Him, He guides us with wisdom and power we don’t even comprehend. To be close to God, we must follow His ways. Obedience to God is a fundamental building block for prosperity. The Bible says: “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” (Job 36:11) God told Israel: “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” (Deut. 30:19-20) When we love God, we obey Him. Knowing Him purifies our motives. His love diminishes our self-serving desires and re-defines our views on prosperity and success. The pursuit of our vocation becomes a pursuit of what is eternal and most meaningful. We experience the pricelessness of living in the security of our high calling. When we commit our heart to God, then the Creator of the universe empowers us in our vocation and we find prosperity much greater than we ever imagined!