From: David Kabanje
Date: March 28
Subject: GMU: True Success


Beautiful People, 

It was a blessing to have Pr. Sam Leonor speak for last week’s Power-Pac. If you missed any of the sermons, the chapel and vespers sermon are archived on the school’s website, and Sabbath’s service is on the church’s website. Pr. Leonor gave me a new definition of success, but before I discuss this new paradigm, we first need to answer the question, “who or what is your god?” The answer to that question impacts and influences your perception of success. Every god we put on the throne of hearts dictates what success will look like. If our god is money, success will look like an increase in revenue. If our god is education, success will look like multiple degrees and accolades.

Whatever or whoever sits on the throne of your heart defines success. If Jesus Christ resides in our hearts, we have a definitive definition of success. “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me” (John 5:30). For Jesus, success was not found in numerical value; it was faithfully accomplishing His Father’s will. In other words, Christian success is obedience to whatever God has called us to be and do. The “being” part precedes the “doing.”  As a child of God (being), I lovingly carry out His will (doing). That is true success. It is no wonder that Christ’s words to us before entering the Kingdom will be, “well done, good and faithful servant.”