Kingdom Success

4 Sep 2018, 17:14 // George Bryans

We’re all called to increase God’s kingdom. Whether that’s by introducing people to God, or by living in such a way that more of God’s kingdom is seen on Earth, our purpose is to follow God’s call on our lives. God uses us all for His kingdom. It’s a calling to share our faith with others, encourage those around us, glorify God in our school life or something else, God has a purpose for us. Kingdom success is not like Earthly success. We’re often told that success means money, fame and power. But in God’s kingdom it’s the opposite.

‘The last will be first, and the first will be last’

Matthew 20:16

Kingdom success is not about money, fame or power. It’s about sharing our faith, our lives and our gifts with others. It’s about unity not competition and comparison. It’s about putting others before ourselves. It’s a cycle of receiving and giving, resting and working, praying and doing. Essentially, it’s about retreating with God, then advancing with what we’ve been taught and what God’s asking us to do.

‘When people’s steps follow the Lord, God is pleased with their ways’. Psalm 37:23

When we do what God is calling us to do, He’s pleased with us.

When we’re desiring to get closer to Him, He’s pleased with us.

When we’re trying to become more like Him, He’s pleased with us.

In God’s kingdom, it doesn’t matter whether we’re popular or unpopular, or rich or poor. It doesn’t matter what we look like. What matters is our heart. Our heart for God, out heart for others and our heart for the things of the kingdom.