I wanted to be a drummer for an amazing worship band. I dreamed of the day I’d go on tour, traveling the world, blessing people with my amazing drumming skills and worship music. In my mind, that was success. I thought that having crowds of people watching me drum, cheering me on would bring me the success and fulfillment my heart desired.
A few years later, my friends and I and the band we had formed broke up, and with it all my dreams of what success looked like they would never be fulfilled.
Maybe you’re like I was and feel that success is having a huge platform, with millions of people following you. That’s often how the world views success. That if you have lots of followers then you’re successful. God however, defines success in a different way.
Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah, who taught him to fear God. And as long as the king sought guidance from the LORD, God gave him success. – 2 Chronicles 26:5 (NLT)
In this verse, we see that Uzziah found success when he sought guidance from God. As he made God a part of his life, he was successful.
Could it be, that the way many people in the world define success isn’t success to God? This verse makes it clear that being successful is more than just having a lot of followers or being famous. Rather, success is making room for God in your life.
When you face big decisions, where do you turn? Are you more concerned with what others will think and say about you? Or are you the most concerned about what God will say to you?
Today, challenge yourself to seek success on God’s terms. Find out what He would have you to do. Seek Him and His plan for your life, and as you do, you’ll be a success God’s way.