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Why does God seem to bless some people even when they don't have anything to do with Him? Some of the most prosperous people I know aren't religious, but that hasn't kept them from being very successful.


Have you ever asked yourself what success is in the eyes of God? We often say a person is successful if they have wealth or power–and that is understandable. But God doesn’t define success the way we do, and His definition is different from ours.

Success in God’s eyes has to do with our character and with our faithfulness to what God wants us to do. Jesus wasn’t successful in a material sense, nor was He socially or politically powerful–not at all. And yet in God’s eyes He was absolutely successful, because “He was faithful to the one who appointed him” (Hebrews 3:2). God sent Him into the world to save us from our sins by His death on the cross, and He was successful because He did exactly what God sent Him to do.

You see, a person may be very successful in the eyes of the world and yet be a failure in God’s eyes. This is why material success isn’t necessarily a sign of God’s blessing. Yes, sometimes it is; God does call some people to positions of wealth or influence. But often it is only a sign of a person’s selfish determination or even greed.

What is your goal in life? Is it to achieve success in the eyes of others–or is it to please God? Some day this life will be over, which is why Jesus said, “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:20). Begin this today by putting Christ first in your life.

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  1. Paul says:

    Especially the ones that are married with a Good family which many of us are still Not.

  2. paul gates chikanwa says:

    thank God I’ve learned a great sermon in life.

  3. Sue Young says:

    Why does God seem to bless some and not others? More than anything I wanted grandchildren in my husband and my life but it never happened. Have two healthy adult boys and neither have gotten married. I don’t understand. I have prayed and prayed.

  4. Dheeraj says:

    Sometimes God blesses us so that we could possibly bless others too.

  5. Dorothy says:

    I am not rich nor am I am poor, for all God’s blessing just pours. I am blessed with a roof over my head, blessed with a nice warm bed to lay down at night my weary head. God blesses all my needs that for sure that indeed. Money cannot buy blessings sent down from above from God’s true genuine love.

  6. Nancy says:

    In the name of JESUS..AMEN!! And thank you Jesus for my healthy children and for having them in my life., please keep them safe in every way..Amen! I need help to help myself before I can help others..