This was one of the most life-changing biblical principles that I came to learn. Everyone person alive right now is seeking success. That is a need that God put inside all humanity, the desire to be successful. Why is it that then that so few people actually attain this success? Is it just a privilege for a few? A secret society of sorts? Not at all, the difference between those who become successful and those who do not is simply one, wisdom. Wisdom is defined as Truth in application. It is knowing the truth and putting it into practice. That is what separates those that attain meaningful success and those that do not. So, simply the reason why you are not successful is that there is something that you do not know, and if you know it then you are simply not putting it into practice.
Listen to what God told Joshua
“Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to DO according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have SUCCESS wherever you go.Joshua 1:7 (NASB)
Folks for as long as you live, do not forget JUSHUA 1:7. Herein lies the simple formula for success. God told Joshua that the book of the law (bible) contained some laws/principles of success. Obediently follow these principles and you will be guaranteed of success.
The bible contains hundreds if not thousands of Success Principles. God willing, over the next few weeks, we will share some of the principles we have stumbled across on our journey to discover success.
Seek To Give The MOST Value
Success & wealth follow value. Wherever there is a lot of value, there is found then a lot of success. This is the shortest route towards success. Be a person of value. Most people seek money, and if money is not involved then they do not want anything to do with that deal/plan. This is where a lot of people miss the success train. Success never comes dressed as an opportunity to make MONEY. It will come as an opportunity to SERVE or to add VALUE to someone/something else. That is just how life tests you. This is the test that every successful person had to go through. When I was starting off photography, there were a lot of established names in the indurstry, people who are much much better than I was.
I realized that the only way to get my foot in the door was to seek out to be a person who gave the MOST value as compared to everyone else. So, I offered myself most of the time for free or just for a transport stipend and I gave it my all. I was always the 1st person to the shoot and the last one to leave. I offered to carry models’ clothes, be their water boy, help zip up their clothes, anything and everything. I did not care about how much I went home with, all I cared was did I give my all today? This is in line with one of the verses that I love so much
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,Colosians 3:23
This, my friends, is IT!!!!!! This verse alone can make you a dollar billionaire, buy you a yacht, and your own island in the Caribbean. The Bible says, WHATEVER you do… that means everything. If you have just gotten an attachment and the boss asks you to make tea, do it with ALL your heart. If you are making a presentation to some potential clients, do it with ALL your heart (Whether they look like they can afford it or not). Even if no one sees or applauds you, JUST DO IT. it is the LORD you are working for. I call myself,
“Employed by the LORD”.
Not my supervisor or my customers, my boss is the LORD. He sees everything I do in secret and He will give me the reward that is due to me. Never forget; Promotion does not come from the East or the West (Earthly bosses, connections et al) it comes from the LORD!
Seek To Give The BEST Value
This is the 2nd and most important step of all. Do not just seek to give the most value but seek also to give the best value. This principle is based upon the wise words of Solomon
If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but SKILL will bring success.Ecclesiastes 10:10
This verse if put into practice will take you to the levels of the Bezos & Musks of this world. The secret my friends is SKILL. That is why hard work will get you nowhere, but skill will guarantee you success. What I am talking about is sharpen your gift, perfect your craft until the world can no longer ignore you. When I was just starting off into photography, I realized that the only way to be memorable/remembered is to make myself the best in my industry. Skill means knowledge, information, and expertise. This is the holy grail. The setter apart! The thing that will catapult you to astronomic success. Do you know the reason why you are not successful? It is simply because you are not the most SKILLful person in your field.
Dedicate a minimum of one hour every day to study your skill/craft/expertise. Youtube University & Internet University will be your best friends here to start with. Sign up for online courses on Udemy or Skillshare. Attend Physical & online workshops done by the leaders in your indurstry. Seek to be the MOST knowledgable person in your indurstry & I assure you, people & success will seek you out!
The combination of seeking to give the MOST & BEST value is a deadly one. You will become unstoppable and a force to reckon with. This is the easiest and shortest route to success. The keyword is value. If you have just graduated and are seeking a job or have just started your small business, this knowledge is able to propel you to the top of the world in your field. Please, please, do not seek after money, money will flee away from you if you have no value to offer in exchange for it. That is why I implore you to desire to be a person of value with all of your heart and I guarantee you that money, fame & success will seek you out!
To God Be All Glory,
I am a disciple of Christ, passionate about serving God’s purpose to my generation. I am a husband to Gathoni Kiruthi and together God has blessed us with 3 amazing children