I searched the New Testament a few days ago looking for the word ‘a successful servant ‘but I couldn’t find any . Rather, what I found was a faithful servant.
Matthew 25:23 (KJV)
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and #faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Matthew 24:45 (KJV)
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Revelation 2:13 (KJV)
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
It is good to be successful, we must desire it because good success comes from God.
Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
8 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.
God doesn’t want us to be anything else than a success. A good one for that matter
but much more than being a successful servant, we must strive to be a faithful servant.
Being successful is not the same as being faithful.
Don’t strive and invest all your energy at merely becoming a successful servant, don’t be so beaten by the success bug that you seek it at all expense.
your ticket to eternity won’t be on the platter of being a successful servant but as a faithful servant.
Matthew 25:23 (KJV)
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
When we stand in eternity, the welcome will not be ‘well done my successful servant but well done my faithful servant!
Place more priority on being faithful before God over what he called you to do than fitting into human and transient definition of success.
Not all successful servants will make eternity but every faithful servant of God will do!
Enjoy your day!!
Richard Femi Bolaji is an endtime prophet /teacher and a vessel of real Holy Ghost revival privileged to have ministered across major denominations of the body of Christ in Africa and other parts of the globe .
Dr Bolaji’s ministry is thrilling , lively ,and tremendously encouraging and impactful .He has been anointed by God this hour to bring to the body of Christ ,one of the most important, one of the most anointed, and timely prophetic revelations and truth .
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