Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
– Arnold H. Glasow
By and large, that is what makes a person successful.
Success, however, will not necessarily come in ways expected. The world says that success is the fulfillment of your dreams. Success would mean prosperity of health, wealth, and business. I do not think of this so much as success. We usually think of success in the eyes of the world or even success from our own point of view. We take success to mean doing the right thing according to our own morals (whatever they may be). We think of success as doing the right thing when it fits in our timing, our schedule.
But, if we take success to mean doing what is right in God’s eyes, His way, and according to His timing… Well, then we have true success.
Do What’s Right
How do we know what is right? Success is simple. Doing what is right means looking to the only rule and authority that is always right. God. And God has revealed Himself and what is right in His Word, the Bible.
“Sanctify them in truth; your word is truth,” Jesus prayed in John 17:17.
The Word of God is “perfect, reviving the soul… it is sure, making wise the simple… it is right, rejoicing the heart… it is pure, enlightening the eyes… it is true, and righteous altogether” Psalm 19:7–9.
Success is doing what is right, which is revealed in God’s precious Word.
The Right Way
What is the right way of doing that which is right? Success is simple. It is living according to the Word of God. Since God has revealed His Word to man and His Word is true, pure, and right then we ought to follow what it says.
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to [God’s] word. With my whole heart I seek [the LORD]; let me not wander from [God’s] commandments!” Psalm 119:9 & 10.
At the Right Time
When shall we do the right thing? Success is simple. Success is doing the right thing all the time. In the toughest of trials, in the most comfortable state, in youth, in old age, every moment of everyday is a blessing from God to do:
- That which is right, revealed in His Word
- That which is the right way, according to His Word
- And that which is done at the right time, in step with His Word every moment.
“My soul is consumed with longing for [God’s] rules at all times.” – Psalm 119:20
“But you shall meditate on [the Word] day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” – Joshua 1:8
What is Success?
Success is simple. Do what’s right, that which is written in God’s Word. Do that which is right in the right way, according to God’s Word. Do that which is right, in the right way, at the right time, which is all the time according to God’s Word.
Success is simple.