Daily Devotionals
Don’t Chase Success—Let It Chase You! Gloria Copeland 29 May The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

How much do you want to succeed in life? Enough to change what you’re saying? Enough to change where your attention is focused? Enough to act on the Word of God even when the rest of the world is telling you it will never work? If you want it that much, the Word of God guarantees you’ll get your fill of success in life. Good success. Not the kind the world gives, but God’s own brand of success. Success the world’s way has a price tag of misery attached to it. But Proverbs 10:22 says God adds no sorrow to His blessings. I will warn you of this, though. Satan won’t like it if you choose the way of success. He’ll try to talk you out of it, and since he knows God’s success formula, he knows exactly what tactics to use. He’ll pressure you to say negative things. He’ll try to distract you from the Word and get your attention on anything—it doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it isn’t the Word. His goal is to stop your faith. He knows it’s the only force that can cause impossible situations to change. He also knows that it comes from the Word of God. So when he sees that Word going in your heart and hears it coming out of your mouth, he doesn’t just sit there. He starts talking. Doubtful thoughts will come into your mind, thoughts that are just the opposite of what God’s Word says. But those thoughts don’t become yours unless you believe them and speak them. That’s what he wants you to do, of course. If the Word says you’re healed, he’ll say you’re sick. If the Word says you’re forgiven, he’ll say you’re still guilty. If the Word says your needs are met, he’ll tell you they’re not. But if you won’t let go of your faith, if you’ll keep the Word in your mouth and in your heart, you can’t lose. There’s no force the devil can bring against you that will overcome the Word of God. It will make you a winner every time. So if you’ve been wanting good success and it’s been eluding you, quit wondering if you have what it takes to make it—and remember instead who is with you and in you. Then turn to the Word of God and put God’s success formula to work in your life. Start talking it. Start thinking it. Start doing it. Before long, you won’t be chasing success…it will be chasing you! 1 Kings 20-21; Ephesians 3 The blessing of the Lord makes me rich and He adds no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-34