What does success mean to you?
For a number of people it is tied to their career and their accomplishments in life.
What is the true meaning of success? To have a meaningful relationship with God
1 Cor. 15:58
Don’t spend your time doing anything that is only valuable in this life only.
What does it mean to give yourself fully? It is living a life that is pleasing to God.
What do we need to be successful?
– We must honour God: to honour God means to love him and give him your all. David always accredited his success to God. Do we have a strong desire to fulfill everything that God wants us to do? Do we desire to spend time with a God? 2Sam. 6:16-22 David was not afraid what people thought about him when it comes to worshipping God. When we honour God we give him the best of everything. How do we know if we are giving the bear minimum? Coming to church just when it starts and not willing to serve is giving the bear minimum.
– We need to obey him: 1Sam 15:22-partial obedience is disobedience to God. When we love God it reveals our love and faithfulness to God. How obedient are you in obeying God’s words fully? David was obedient to God in good and bad times. 1Sam 26:8- if we don’t know what God requires we cannot obey him. 2 Cron. 16:9 We need to be obedient to God so that he can use us.
– We need to labour wholeheartedly for God and not ourselves: 1Sam. 25 who are we labouring for this morning? Psalm 27: 1-2, Psalm 121:3
– We need to yield our lives to God: 2Sam. 16:11-13 Don’t attack those who are attacking you, allow God to work it out. David was so successful because he fully surrendered his life to God.