The Definition of Success

gods grace through Joseph

Genesis 39:1, 2 – “Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. And Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him from  the Ishmaelites who had taken him down there.” verse 2 – The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. In these two verses, the story of Joseph being sold as a slave, takes place. Although he was put on an auction block and inspected like cattle, “the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man.” We would have a very hard time looking at what happened to Joseph and saying that he was successful, but we don’t always sees what God sees. He sees the end-result.

God’s definition of success is contrary to the world’s definition. The world counts success by what you have accumulated. The worlds account of success is only temporal and is shakable, built on a foundation of shifting sand-mostly greed or all about me.

According to Genesis 39:2, it is clear that success is not what you have, but who you have in your life that makes you a success. God sees our relationship with Jesus as the only thing that we need for success in our lives. The Bible says, He gives us all things pertaining to life and everything we need is in the name of Jesus!

The name “Jesus” is Yeshua in Hebrew, which contains an abbreviation for “Yahweh,” the name of God in Hebrew. So the name of Jesus literally means “Yahweh is our Savior” or “The Lord is our Savior”! Whatever our situation is, we can call on the name of Jesus and Almighty God Himself will save us.

We don’t have to know all the names referred to God in the Bible, all we need to have is a full revelation that Jesus is our Savior. Jesus is also known as “Immanuel,” which translates, “God with us.”

The Jewish people understand that when the Lord is with you, you become successful in every endeavor in your life. The Bible records that  whenever the Lord was with them in battle, the children of Israel were never defeated, they had overwhelming success. Even in battles that they were out numbered, they had victory. When the Bible says that Jesus is with you, He is there to help, turn things around for your good. He is not there to condemn, judge, or find fault. Trust in Him today and watch your life change, for the better!

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