Early in life Michael Johnson was taught how to plan for success. Each time he would share his dreams with his father, he was asked, "How do you plan to do that?" He was then expected to list each step involved in reaching his goals, research everything that was involved to accomplish his goals, and list every step involved in attaining his goals.
When he became a sprinter, he applied the same rules to running. As a result of his planning and training, he won four gold medals as a sprinter in the Olympics. He was crowned the world champion sprinter eight times and still holds two world records. In the world of running, everyone acknowledges his success.
For the Christian, success is pleasing God. We must take our goals to God and ask His blessings on them. We must make certain that they are deeply rooted in integrity and honesty and consistent with God's will for His world. There is a vast difference in worldly success and Godly success. Godly success comes to the Christian when we honor Him in everything we do, even if we do not win medals or set records.
Prayer: Lord, may we always aim to please You in all that we do and make every plan a Godly one. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 2 Corinthians 5:9-10 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.