We are successful when we’re obedient.

“Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work” John 4:34, Berean Study Bible.

What does success look like to you?

Real success is not huge profits, large turnouts, a hundred likes on social media, or fame. Success is not luxurious houses, fancy cars, or expensive trips. Some people have the appearance of success, but wonder why they are still unhappy. It is because real success comes when we are 1) surrendering our lives to the Lord, and 2) submitting to His will.

Jesus said, it is my meat to do the will of My Father (see John 4:34). My sister, we are successful, most happy, and most fulfilled when we are doing the will of our Father. Sometimes God will tell you to leave the Fortune 500 company with the six-figure salary to follow Him and step into your calling. If you do, you are successful in God’s eyes. Sometimes God will have you say something that will not be applauded but bring ridicule and attacks. If you do speak, you are successful. When God does this, He’s teaching us what real success is—surrender to His will.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for renewing my mind and transforming my life. I want to be what you consider successful, so help me be obedient to you. Help me, Lord, to obey and leave the results to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read John 6:38; Psalms 40:8)

12 thoughts on “We are successful when we’re obedient.”

  1. Sister, please don’t stop listening to our Lord. He is speaking to you and confirming many things to also fully! We are indeed hearing from the One True Living God!

  2. AMEN!! I am learning what true success really is. I want to be successful in God’s eyes. Thank you for sharing this this morning. God bless you!♥️♥️

  3. Hallelujah!🙌🙌🙌 Father, thank You for Your redirecting me, continued transformation with a renewed mind of what I’m to be looking at in this season. Lord, You, have been talking to me all this morning telling me that I’m on the right track, and I shouldn’t be surprised at the opposition or worry about what possessions I may not have, but I’m being successful because of doing Your will. Father. I ask for Your power to help me to finish the work You have begun in me. It’s a privilege and delight yo be used by You. That I will finish strong. Helping me to count it all “JOY!” In The Name of Jesus. Amen.

    Sister Kesha, always thank you for your obedience and please pray for continual obedience on my part. 💕💐💜💕💐💜

  4. Indeed, what a glorious and true message!! Seven years ago, I had to leave my friends, church family, and a city that I loved to return home to care for my elderly mother who was declining. For 2 years, I hated every moment of my return home. We live in a rural farm community and before I returned home to care for her, my Mom had sold her car. Living without a car, plus the conveniences of the city and without my church family and friends made me feel stuck, isolated and without purpose…until I chose to stop complaining about what I lost/didn’t have and started counting my blessings instead. Once I surrendered to the will of the Lord, my life became MUCH better. I no longer mourn over what I felt I’d lost. Today, I embrace the blessings of food, shelter, clothing and good health like never before!! I feel successful in life and, in Christ!!! To God be ALL the glory, honor, and praise!!!!

    1. You can look back and realize you respected and honored your Mother. You have memories of her and perhaps the Words of prayer you spoke over her as you cared for her. May the good you did for your Mother come back to Bless you always.

  5. Hallelujah hallelujah praise God thank you for the morning devotions praise God hallelujah God continue to have your way in my life I trust the Lord at all times in the midst of everything around me God have your way teach me continually as I trust in your word in obedience to you Father God no other God but you continue to teach me your word in your way allow your will to be done in my life on this side of the Earth with the kingdom for success for the glory of God in Jesus name in Jesus name Amen 🙏🏽 🙌🏽 ❤

  6. This is so good to me! I do not need the money, cars, clothes or people that are not sent by God. I just need the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. I will trust the Lord with all of my heart and not lean to my own understanding. Lord please forgive me for all the times that I relied on people and material things. I just want to follow your will for my life!! I want to be what you consider successful, Lord help me be obedient to you. Help me, to obey and leave the results to you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

  7. My heart says yes my mind my soul says yes !!! I want to be smack dad in the center of the will of my Heavenly Father ! Please keep me in your prayers. My purpose is the purpose Jesus the Christ placed in me to be fulfilled to please God! I need a tangible experience with the Lord! I yearn for his very presents every second of the day . I love this devotion and it speakes to me every day. Thank you for being a blessing pouring out to all of Gods daughters around the world!!! I pray that God will fill the reservoirs of your spirit to an overflow! In Jesus Name!!!

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