A Nugget from New Life Network
(partially reprinted from Bob Gass Ministries)
Scripture for the Day (September 4, 2015)
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3 NLT)
The moment you start believing you’re successful enough to rest on your laurels, you’re in trouble. You’ve just put a lid on your growth! Solomon wrote, “Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!” (Proverbs 22:29 TLB).
Success is always a possibility, but never a guarantee. It belongs to the man or woman who’s willing to show up early, stay late, go the extra mile, and keep asking, “Is there a better way?” An agency once created an ad for an automobile company. It said, “At sixty miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.” When they ran the ad by the company’s CEO, he smiled and said, “I guess we’ve got to do something about that clock!”
A young man once asked Henry Ford, “How can I make a name for myself and be successful?” He replied, “Decide what you want, then stick with it. Never deviate from your course no matter how long it takes or how hard the road, until you’ve accomplished your purpose.”
Successful people have one thing in common: They refuse to quit! No matter how many times they fall, they get back up, dust themselves off, learn from it, and start over. Paul J. Meyer says, “Ninety-nine percent of those who fail are not actually defeated, they simply quit.” The Bible says, “To win…you must deny yourselves…things that…keep you from doing your best” (1 Corinthians 9:25 TLB). The only people who never fail are those who never try. So keep going, and don’t even think about quitting!
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:6-7)