Real success occurs when you follow God's three-part formula for success which includes continually speaking God's Word, meditating on it and acting as if it is true even when
circumstances are difficult.

  1. Real success takes courage and faith, and has nothing to do with your natural ability.
    1. Joshua is an example of someone who had supernatural success.
    2. God was with Joshua.
      1. When God is with you, you cannot fail.
    3. It doesn't matter who you are, or what you have gone through; what matters is that God is with you and in you (Exodus 3:12).
    4. God's formula for success is based on His ability and not yours.
      1. Before God can release His power in your life, you have to obey His Word.
      2. It takes courage to obey God's Word in the midst of worldly ideals and beliefs.

  2. God's Three-Part Formula for Success is fail-proof (Joshua 1: 5, 7, 8).
    1. The first part of the formula is to continually speak the Word.
      1. If you want success, talk success.
      2. God instructs you to speak the Word at all times, even when others accuse you of being spiritually "deep" (Deuteronomy 6:7).
      3. It takes planning, scheduling and discipline to talk the Word all the time.
      4. When you hear yourself speak the Word aloud, it enters your heart (Romans 10:17).
      5. Your words reflect what is in your heart (Luke 6:45).
      6. Refocus your attention on the Word.
    2. The second part of the formula is to meditate on the Word of God.
      1. To meditate the Word is to mutter, consider, ponder or rehearse it in your mind until insight comes to you about that scripture.
      2. Think about the Word.
        1. When the Word moves from your head (mental assent) to your heart, it will give birth to your greatest breakthroughs.
        2. When you act on the insight that God gives you, it will produce great increase in your life.
      3. The Holy Spirit's job is to make victory sweatless.
    3. The third part of the formula is to act as though the Word you have been talking about is true, even when the circumstances are difficult.
      1. Believe you receive the Word of God you are standing on (Mark 11:22-24).
      2. Be ready to act out on the Word and maintain your faith stance when pressure comes.
      3. Success according to the world's standard has a price tag of misery attached to it; but the blessing of the Lord makes you rich and no sorrow comes
        with it (Proverbs 10:22).

Scripture References:

  • Exodus 3:12
  • Joshua 1:5, 7, 8
  • Deuteronomy 6:7
  • Romans 10:17
  • Luke 6:45
  • Mark 11: 22-24
  • Proverbs 10:22
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church