(Jeremiah 29:11 NLT) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
(Matthew 13:3-8 NCV) Then Jesus used stories to teach them many things. He said: “A farmer went out to plant his seed. (4) While he was planting, some seed fell by the road, and the birds came and ate it all up. (5) Some seed fell on rocky ground, where there wasn’t much dirt. That seed grew very fast, because the ground was not deep. (6) But when the sun rose, the plants dried up, because they did not have deep roots. (7) Some other seed fell among thorny weeds, which grew and choked the good plants. (8) Some other seed fell on good ground where it grew and produced a crop. Some plants made a hundred times more, some made sixty times more, and some made thirty times more.
What is the road to success? What is success?
The Road Obviously Looks Different For Everyone
(1 Corinthians 12:7 MSG) Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people!
(Romans 12:4-5) For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, (5) so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Look Ahead On The Road That’s Been Given To You
(Philippians 3:13-14) Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Picture of looking ahead = Picture of pressing on
The Road Of Embracing Responsibilities
(Luke 9:23-24) Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. (24) For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.
The Road To Success Has Right Kind Of Sacrifice
Discerning whether or not to sacrifice
(Proverb 4:23) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Connectgroup Questions & Prayer
- What does your success look like?
- What is the right way of sacrificing for you?
- Let God lead you upon pursuing your way of success!