I have been able to extract 10 success secrets of Jesus Christ from my careful study of the life and times of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on this earth. I hope you will be richly blessed by these success secrets.
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10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (No 1): He was Prayerful
Jesus Christ understood the fact that He cannot be a good success if He does not have a relationship with His Father in heaven through prayers. The story of Jesus in the gospel books is full of Him going to His Father at regular intervals in prayer.
“And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and Prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible; let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as You will”. (Matthew 26: 39)
He knew He needed instructions from heaven if He was to succeed here on earth and He can get those divine instructions mostly in the place of prayer.
I have been divinely instructed to take one step or the other in business, ministry or in other aspect of my life on so many occasions in the place of prayer and I have thoroughly benefited from obeying those instructions.
You cannot rule out divine help if you want to be a good success. This divine help can be yours on a regular basis if you have a relationship with God through prayer.
You must however, strive to live a holy life if you want your prayer life to be very effective. God says in the book of Isaiah:
“And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My Eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood”.(Isaiah 1:15)
You may be wondering whether it is possible to live a holy life. Well, the good news is that you can actually live a holy life if you take a decision to accept Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Lord and Savior. When you do this and get baptized in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit makes your inside His dwelling place and He begins to assist you to live clean every day.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 2): Jesus was Humble
Jesus lived a humble Life. The Bible says in the book of Philippians 2:6 about Jesus:
“Who, being in the form of God thought it not a thing to be grasped to be equal with God”
Jesus is God and He never allowed this to get into His head; He took a decision to come into the earth as a Lamb of God to die for the sins of the world (John 1: 29). Jesus is God but He took a decision to come into the world using the manger as His maternity home.
Jesus is God but He chose the poor home of Joseph, the Carpenter as His family home. Jesus is God but He made Himself a friend to all less-privileged people.
Though, He owns heaven and the earth, He still associated Himself with this people. Humility was a great secret of His success on this earth.
No wonder God (His Father) made Him (Jesus) to have a name that is greater than every other name and at the mention of His Name, every knee must bow and every tongue must confess (Phil 2:9 – 11).
Have you allowed the little success you have achieved to get into your head? You need to take a decision to change. Success is a journey that can never finish. Therefore, the little success you have today is just the beginning of what you can still achieve if you keep your head.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3) “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5)
Perhaps the best area of your life where you need lots of humility is in the area of learning. You can’t get the best of the Spirit of God if you are not humble to learn from Him. You can’t get the best revelations from the pages of the bible if you don’t approach it with reverence.
You will not get the best of your mentors if you are not humble enough to learn from them. Humility is important in your search for success. Jesus was humble before God despite the fact that He was equal to God, the Father when He was here on the earth. I am not surprised He fulfilled His destiny.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 3): He was Hardworking
“I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work” (John 9:4).
Jesus worked very hard during His stay on earth. He made everybody around Him to know that He must do what he has come to do on the surface of the earth. He knew there would be a time when He would not be able to work again.
Do you need good success? You must be ready to work hard. He was able to put in a lot of efforts to achieve His purpose of coming to the earth
One of my mentors once told me when I was starting out in business: “Now that you are going into your own business, you need to show everybody that you are not a failure by working round the clock at the beginning to put the business on a solid footing”.
This statement, to me, was a call to duty. It was to make me understand the importance of hard work in business. Hard work does not kill; it only strengthens.
The bible passage below may just be of interest to you on this topic:
“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful shall be put to forced labor” When you take a decision to work hard, you are bound to rule your world. Therefore, emulate Jesus by putting in all the efforts now!
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 4): He was an Investor
At the start of the Ministry of Jesus, He took time to search for men he can invest in for the future. He found the twelve disciples and invested heavily into them while He was on the surface of the earth with them. The result of the investment was the exploit of the disciples when Jesus had ascended to heaven.
I wonder what the fate of the gospel would have been if Jesus had not smartly invested in the disciples. Smart investment of your time, money, efforts is very important for you to be a success story.
Great men and women of today are great investors of their time, money, and efforts. Begin to invest wisely with these resources of yours now and you will be ready to share your success story with the whole world soon.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 5): He was a Giver
In the book of Matthew 15 verse 32–38, Jesus had compassion on the multitudes that were following Him and He fed them. You must be a giver if you want to succeed in life.
The Bible passage above states that Jesus had compassion on the people and He took the decision, to provide for them. Compassion for the less privileged of the society comes first before the decision to give to them.
A good giver is a wise investor! If you are always closing your palms, you will not be able to take in new things into your palms. However, when you open your palms, you can bring in new things.
Over the years, I have come to observe this attribute in the lives of great men and women. They are all great Philanthropists. They give and give and give. Bishop David Oyedepo once said, “We have sowed so much in this ministry that we cannot be stranded again.”
If you take your time to investigate very successful ministries all over the world, you will observe that they have a great and continuous giving policy. They give to the needy on a monumental scale.
I have always incorporated a giving programme into our organizations right from the time they first exist on paper. Become a “giving machine” and continue to climb the success ladder.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 6): He worked His Passion
Jesus Christ was known to be very passionate about His purpose on earth. He worked his passion right from His early years. After a long search for Him when He was twelve years old, the parents found Him in the Synagogue teaching.
The young Jesus was surprised His parent did not come to the Synagogue to look for him in the first place. He felt, they ought to know that He would be in His Father’s House.
Jesus never struggled when He was on the earth’s surface because He only concerned Himself with what He has come to the earth to do. You need to discover what you are passionate about and get yourself busy with it.
One of Nigeria’s best ever footballers, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha was once quoted as saying, “I can’t believe my fortune when I got to Germany and people were ready to pay me for doing what I enjoy doing (footballing).”
Yes, the young man enjoyed playing football and he really did wonders with the round leather object. He worked his passion and he became rich doing what he enjoyed doing. You will vastly improve your life when you begin to do what you love to do. So begin to work your passion now.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 7): He Served Humanity
Jesus rendered many services to humanity when He was here on earth. Though, He was God, He still served. Jesus demonstrated His great leadership qualities by taking a decision to wash the feet of His disciples (John 13:1-17).
He used the opportunity to pass an important message across to them (and us) and it is the relevance of service to our success in life. A leader will be very successful if he or she understands this fact.
His or her worth is measured by the quality of service he or she can render to his or her followers.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 8): Jesus was Selfless
“Then said Jesus, father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his clothing, and cast lots” (Luke 23: 34)
Jesus was in deep agony on the cross of Calvary. At that moment, He had all the powers to command the angels to crush His accusers to set Himself free. He however decided to pray for the people instead!
What a selfless Man!
You must begin to think more of others than you think of yourself. Every day, you should always ask yourself what you can do to humanity to improve its lots.
I have loved this statement credited to this man, John Bunyon. He said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you” A selfish man will not enjoy good success.
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 9): Jesus Recognized God’s Will
Jesus never allowed His will to overshadow the will of God for His life.
“And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, If it is possible, let this Cup Pass from me: never-theless not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26: 39)
At the Garden of Gethsemane, even at the point of death, Jesus allowed the will of God to be done. Jesus never did anything outside the will of the Father. I am not surprised He enjoyed good success all through.
You must make conscious effort at all times to recognize the will of the Father. This is another great secret to enjoy good success. Never embark on a project without going to Him in prayer.
His will is in His word. Therefore, spend quality time searching the word. I do this regularly; it is almost a hobby to me. You should also make this a hobby.
The Bible says:
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3: 6)
10 success secrets of Jesus Christ (no 10: Jesus was Brave
Bravery is an important quality you must possess if you want good success. The rich are known to demonstrate this trait when taking some decisions on investment.
The poor are always scared or too cautious to take risks. Jesus was a brave man during His stay on the earth. He said this to the hearing of Pilate when He was being questioned in John 19:11a.
“Jesus answered, you could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above”
This statement can only come under such condition, to Pilate from a man with great courage and strength of character.
Jesus, despite the fact that He knew what was going to happen in Jerusalem, in the book of Matthew 20:17 went into Jerusalem with His disciples.
“Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the Chief Priests and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death.”
You need great courage for you to enjoy good success. Jesus demonstrated this while He was on the surface of the earth. He courageously worked out His purpose on earth.
Three times in the book of Joshua 1, God commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous. Yes, the young man needed this if he must be successful as Israel’s leader after stepping into the big shoes left behind by Moses.
You must be brave and courageous to take decisions that will ensure you enjoy good success.
Take actions on these success secrets
I hope you have enjoyed this guide. I want you to take a decision to act on the content. Wisdom is not complete without determined and calculated actions on any useful knowledge you have acquired.
I am wishing you a wonderful time in Christ JESUS. Please let me read from you.
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The Ultimate Decision
“For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10)
If you have not known Jesus but you have enjoyed the success principles described in this book and you want to give your life to Jesus so that these principles can start working in your life, you can say the following in prayer:
“Father in heaven, forgive my sinful past. I believe Jesus Christ died for my sins and His shed blood has wiped away my sins. I believe He is the Son of the Living God. I accept Him as my Lord and Savior. I want Him to begin to rule in my life as from now on. I believe I am saved. Thank you God for hearing my prayer”.
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