“Only be thou strong and 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 whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”—Joshua 1:7-8
Here is God’s secret to success: know the Word of God, meditate on it, and do all that it says. The measure of success in our lives is not dependent upon the amount of money we make or the positions we achieve, but on our response to God’s revelation of Himself. If we are conformed to the Word of God, we’re successful!
God promised success to Joshua, but He also provided the parameters for success. Any triumph in Joshua’s life would flow from a life dedicated to the study and application of God’s Word. God sent Joshua on a mission to conquer, but God also gave Joshua the vision and direction for his conquest in the law which Moses had left him.
So often our view of success is shaped by the world but God has already given us the parameters for eternal success. Which is your standard? Success is within reach—it’s as close as your Bible.