Time tested secret of success.


Three Time-tested Secrets of Success
Text: Deuteronomy 2:1-3; Genesis 12:1-4

Praise and Worship
We give glory to the Lord, He reigns
You are wonderful, You are worthy Oh Lord

Good morning dearly beloved. Happy new month. May God visit your home specially this month in Jesus name, amen. Today I want to share briefly with us on the topic: time-tested secrets of success, after which we will pray. May we be blessed greatly in Jesus name, amen.

Please permit me to thank the Pastorate for this opportunity. I do not take it for granted at all. God will continue to empower all our Pastors for greater successes in life and ministry in Jesus name, amen.

Topic: Three Time-tested Secrets of Success

Text: Deuteronomy 2:1-3
1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.

2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

Gen 12:1-4
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee:

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Introduction
We are on an endless journey and quest for success in life. We need support, backing and guidance of someone who knows the road so that we can guarantee our ourselves of success. Today, we will be looking at three time-tested secrets of success. I pray that God will continue to enlighten our hearts with His word and prosper our ways in Jesus name, amen.

Three Time-tested Secrets of Success

Timing: Now is the right time to move; so don’t delay any further. Eccl 3:1 makes it clear that there is time for everything. We must take that first step towards our goal. We must leave our place of comfort towards our place of glory. The timing may not be convenient but when we are sensitive in the spirit, we will know it’s time to move. Abraham was 75 years old when God told him to move and he obeyed. In fact, Deuteronomy 2:3 puts it even more clearly: “Ye have compassed this mountain long enough….”. There is time to move brethren, and now is the time to move towards that goal. But be sure that that is the goal God is leading you towards. Then go for it. It may appear as if you have wasted too much time, or that the time is not convenient, just take the step of faith. For Hebrews 11:1 says: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” May we not miss our timing of visitation in Jesus name, amen.

Direction: Very clear and specific instructions on the way to go, our destination, our goal. Heading the wrong way is a terrible thing that we should not find ourselves in. In the 2 passages we read above, God told the Israelites to move northward and He told Abraham to move towards a place that He would should him. Psalms 32:8 says “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Jeremiah 10:23 says “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” God speaks to us about the way, the means, the direction towards our goal, in fact, God speaks to us about our life goals and ambitions. We must be sensitive to hear Him show us the way and the goal. Our success is guaranteed when we follow God’s way towards the goal He is leading us to.

Activities: What to do, how to do it, and what to get involved in towards the attainment of our goal. God is interested in how we achieve our goal, so He gives us specific instructions on what to do and what not to do. Some activities are not necessary for the achievement of our goal, but sometimes we find ourselves spending most of our time on such activities. This is a ploy of the devil to distract, delay and discourage us. Some activities are too physically demanding and would drain us of needed energy to keep going towards our goal. We don’t need to spend too much time on such activities. Some other activities are too hazardous and could cause us harm and injuries that could affect our abilities to make the right progress towards our goal. Brethren, we are not to engage in all battles on our way. We must let God fight for us so that we can focus on our goal. We must also note that we achieve more victories when we employ spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. We must always walk with greater understanding that our warfare are not carnal but spiritual and require spiritual weapons. May God give us resounding victories over all our enemies in Jesus name, amen.

Conclusion
God has a time-tested formular for success. When we follow it, success is guaranteed.
Genesis 24:1 “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.”
Deuteronomy 2:36 “From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:”

Altar Call
Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
God will only lead and guide His own. Please settle fully with God, surrender your life to His control if you have not yet done so or rededicate your life to Him if you have backslided so that you can enjoy fully the benefit of His leading and guidance. God bless you.

Prayers
Father, I thank you for your mercies that I enjoy everyday. Please forgive all my wrongs.

Father, open my spiritual ears to hear more clearly from you.

Father open my spiritual eyes to see the way that you are leading me towards your goal for my life

Father, show me the way to all the breakthroughs and successes you have for me and my family this year

Father fight all my battles and give me all round victories

Father order my steps and let me not miss it in life

Father wake me up from my sleep and slumber and move me forward towards attainment of the plans and purposes you have for my life

Father I declare that I am unstoppable, nothing will stop me from succeeding in life and ministry
Father continue to keep me and my loved ones safe from this pandemic and all evils

Father I declare that I will not die but live to declare your goodness
Any other personal prayers

God bless you

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