While growing up, we questioned everything about ourselves, and when we are successful in school or life generally, we attributed it to luck, but, as I evolve, I’m realising that life has got nothing to do with luck and everything to do with peace, wisdom and gratitude.
Wisdom because its’s essential to know what’s good for us and what could potentially kill one. In this, there are: i) Human Wisdom ii) Godly wisdom
Everything man ever invented is associated with the logic of Human wisdom.
God’s wisdom is illogical, but limitless. It cannot be confined to books, or study materials or hypothesis. It exists without hours of studying and to those who selflessly ask God for it. His wisdom cannot be questioned.
There are layers to God’s wisdom that overlaps with peace, because knowing when to act is crucial for success (Ecclesiastic 3: 1-8) . If the timing of a purpose is flawed then there is certainly no peace and everyone strives to be in that space where they can live a peaceful life, ergo a purposeful one.
Gratitude from my experience has a lot to do with an individual’s character. One must be diligent and humble enough to understand that there is more to life outside of their control.
Before Saul was arrested by Jesus he was a successful man. That goes to show that many powerful forces are working in the world. In fact, depending on society’s definition of success, we might say he was less successful as Paul
A lot of unbelievers will be tremendously successful. And if believers compare theirselves to them, it may be distraugting, but in that we must remember this triad which sets us apart. The Bible says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, therefore you already made the steps to acquire Godly wisdom
It is essential therefore for us to continue in that road that exults his name. Our success will mean that we are neither lacking spiritually or physically and therefore we are completely at peace within us and with the world.