Do You Want to Be Successful?

Decide for yourself, but let’s face it — something, or someone, is going to receive your attention and affection as you attempt to be a successful leader. Several hundred years ago, another leader was faced with the same choice.

Nothing has changed. Each new day demands the “decision,” be made by every leader.

Back in the day, the leader’s name was Hezekiah. He was the King of the tiny nation of Judah. Things were going well for Hezekiah and his people. The question is, “Why?”

I believe the answer can be found in a verse that is tucked neatly away in the Old Testament of the Bible. The verse is in 2 Chronicles 31:21 (NLT). It states . . .

“Hezekiah sought his God wholeheartedly. As a result, he was very successful.” 

Do you see yourself as a success? Do you even have an accurate definition of success?

If you answered no to either of those questions, perhaps it is time to turn your leadership affection upward for a change.

Today is a new day with new opportunities. I hope you aren’t planning on being successful solely on your effort and talent. While those things are important, I believe they will only take you so far.

Instead of copying some latest and greatest method or system, maybe you would be wise to learn from an old guy named Hezekiah.

A guy who, “Sought his God wholeheartedly … (and) As a result, he was very successful.”



What role do you think God plays in the success as a leader? Do you seek your success in Him or from some other source?



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9 years ago

As I look over my life I see two things that are actually opposite. The first is that I do not see my life as being overly successful. My career has currently stalled and I am having trouble giving the things I want to to my family. It is difficult at times to just make ends meet. We don’t have a lot but we have enough.
The other side that I see is huge success. I do have a job and we are making ends meet. But that is not the success that I have. I have a nice home for my family and we always have food for the table, even for company should someone arrive. I have a wonderful and beautiful wife who adores and takes care of our five, yes 5 great kids, (even if I do say so myself.) More importantly I seek God first in all I do.
My wife and I strive to raise our children in a Godly home disciplining them in the ways of our Lord. As for me and my household we will serve the Lord… That is my true success. It isn’t’ really me. It isn’t the same views of success in this world. No my success is through Christ and what He has done and still does in me and my family. Yes, I do have to remind myself of these things fairly often…
Thanks Randy for the great reminder in who our success truly comes from…


9 years ago

Awesome comment Jason. Thanks!


9 years ago

So true Coach!


9 years ago

It is really that simple!

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