Have you felt the stress that comes from seeing no success?
Perhaps you think you’ve blown it and therefore cannot be blessed.
You want someone to let you know there’s meaning to your life,
But all you feel you’ve gotten for your efforts is pure strife.
The pressure to succeed in marketing can cause much stress
If people with ten talents needle you for having less.
The devil says, “Where are your sales? Your gift did not succeed.”
That does present a problem in a world immersed in greed.
For success is just an end product by which men seek to measure
How well their strategies have worked to snag desired treasure.
But what serves as the best yardstick for measuring success?
Does it consist of what you eat or how you choose to dress?
(And in the end who are you really trying to impress?)
To try to serve both God and mammon will not get you blessed,
Because the lust for worldly things leads only to distress.
For what good does it do to gain the world but lose your soul?
And what profit do you get unless what’s broken is made whole?
Success is like the end point of a well-established goal.
In order to achieve it, you must climb out of the hole
That sunk you in depression over failed sales strategy
And wants to lock you in a trap of negativity.
To climb out starts with little steps you may not want to do.
But if you’ll take the time for them, your strength you will renew.
The first step: Dare to open up your Bible. Start to read.
Ask God to show you passages to meet your deepest need.
And, though it goes against your “grain,” give thanks for little things:
Like God’s abundant mercy and the favor that He brings.
Praise Him for sending His own Son to die upon a cross,
So that nobody who believes in Him will suffer loss.
To do this may take every ounce of courage you possess,
Because to set aside that time means saying no to “Bess”
And chores she wants to tie you to which only give you stress.
But once these truths free up your mind, you’ll surely have 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
“But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” James 1:25
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”