Always Expect Success
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. (Joshua 1:8)
Always expect success and prosperity in your life. Never look for failure. Always expect to go to the top. Dad Hagin said it this way, “Shoot for the moon, whether you hit the woodpile of not.”
You can’t be aiming for the woodpile because then that’s all for sure that you’re going to get. You have to expect on a continual basis, constant expect in your life, that you’re going to be prosperous, that you’re going to be successful. Keep a good, positive, Biblical attitude – not just a positive attitude, but a positive, Biblical attitude. How? You’re working on your mind. You’re working on your words.
Always expecting success is an act of faith. You’re putting your faith out there and believing for success. We walk by faith, live by faith, and this is living by faith.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: (Joshua 1:9)
The sixth principle is fear not. Do not let fear dominate your life. Remember Job? Job said, “The thing that I greatly feared has come upon me.” Let’s actually look at Job and see what his own confession was. Remember that Job prayed for his children because he feared that they had disobeyed God. Job was praying, if you read carefully in Job chapter 1, but he was praying in fear. Someone once said, “scared prayer don’t work.” Job was praying in fear for his children because he thought they were always disobeying God, always doing something wrong.
Not putting him down, but using his experience as an example. You remember at the end, God turned it around for Job and restored him. In Job chapter 3, we see that he had lost his children, his wife, everything.
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. (Job 3:25-26)
What happened to Job? The thing that he greatly feared had come upon him. So what is the enemy trying to do? He’s going to try and get you into a place of fear, to a place where you doubt that God can get you out, and turn your situation around.
God Is Always With You
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)
The seventh time-proven principle is to always know that God is with you. Why? Because that is what the Bible says. He said, and this is God talking, “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whither-soever thou goest.”
My favorite phrase is “God is With Us!” This is where I picked it up. God is with us. Always know that God is with you. Never doubt that God is with you and you’re going to come out on top every single time. And if God is for you, who can be against you? Who can overtake you? Who can defeat you? No one!
This isn’t something I came up with. It comes straight off the wire, straight from Heaven, here in the Word of God.
Putting It Into Practice
Start now by putting these principles into practice. In fact, let’s make a declaration about what you have just read.
Dear Heavenly Father, I’ve heard your word, I received your word, I believe your word, and I will act upon your word. These seven principles that are proven over time, that will bring success to my life, I declare I will act upon them, throughout the rest of my life, and I declare that success and prosperity are in my path each and every day. I expect the best, I will have the best, and I will be a blessing to those around me in the name of Jesus. I declare, that I am blessed to be a blessing. Thank you that the blessings will abound as I stand my ground, upon your word and do the things that I have heard, I declare it, I believe it, I receive it, it’s mine in the name of Jesus. Amen.
God is with you!