A dear senior friend came visiting us in Church the other day. After all the facilitations and encouragements, he said these words to our congregation; “I’ve known your pastor since campus days. He has not changed. He has remained consistent. So I’m not surprised at what is happening today.”

Friend, success is predictable and repeatable. Success for you should not be a struggle, it should be your normal. You have been designed to succeed but you need to know how to walk the path of success. Success here means becoming what God has ordained you to become. It is achieving the highest level of greatness available for you in God (Philippians 3:12-14).

One of the wonders that the angels cannot seem to understand is how a child of God fails. Success for a child of God is not a miracle, failure is the real miracle. You have been destined and designed to succeed. But you need to know how to put the right structures around your life so that you can manifest success (Proverbs 22:29).

Structuring your life for success means that you would not live your life by chance but intentionality. This comes by obeying instructions and living by the right principles. Instructions are what build “inside-structures” in you, and it is what is inside you that helps you to be in command of what is outside (2 Timothy 1:6-7).

Principles make success predictable and repeatable. They make you to be in control of your outcomes. You should not wait until success happens before you know that you are success bound just as a farmer is never surprised or in doubt of his harvest; he’s working with a principle that is valid and viable (Genesis 8:22, James 5:7).

Consistency is key. Not too many people are consistent with their lives and what they do. People lack commitment and consistency because they lack conviction (1 Corinthians 9:26,:2 Timothy 1:12). Once you know where you are headed, then you need to make up your mind to stay on course.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria