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? Is it by finding the best paying job or the finest education? Is it falling in love or starting a family? The truth is that true success begins with our relationship with God! Why? Because He creates all prosperity and He makes all things possible. After all, our every heartbeat and breath is dependent upon Him!

When we’re close to God, He guides us with wisdom and power we are not even capable of comprehending. To be close to God, we must follow His ways because obedience to Him 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 said to 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.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20) The Bible gives us a simple formula for success: Obey God.

When we love God, we obey Him with a pure heart. Knowing Him purifies our motives. He diminishes our self-serving desires and re-defines our views on prosperity and success. Our vocation becomes simply a vehicle to succeed in 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 and we find greater prosperity than we ever imagined!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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