Rest for Success

Of course, above the title does not intend to suggest that successful people sit around doing nothing. In fact, some of the most successful are the busiest people. Scripture enjoins us to plan for success (Proverbs 16:9). Additionally, we are to study, train and prepare ourselves for our success, the Bible citing the downfall of those who lack supportive knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The Bible also provides the parable of the talents, marking the reward for the industrious stewards versus the punishment of the slothful (Matt 25: 14-30); as we, the Redeemed, are God’s children and the stewards of His business of evangelism.

Consider that most employees do not truly understand, nor are they interested in their employers’ businesses beyond personal roles and paychecks. Analogously, God does not wish to interact with you solely to address an ongoing stream of personal petitions. Rather, He wishes for you to really come to know Him and have a relationship with Him, through the Holy Spirit. (John 14:26) And, in all things, seek first His guidance (Matt 6:33), then rest in the knowledge that your Shalom, including success, shall come to you much more easily and expediently.

Are you ready for your success to really take off? Take one day of the week to fully rest, acknowledge the importance of God in your life as He suggests, and let Him take full control of your well-being.