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Godly Success Creates Purpose

AUDIO: Why Godly Success Leads to Purpose

by Greg Yates | Breakthrough Leadership

Just a word of warning here. Today, I’m talking about the ULTIMATE Breakthrough. Everyone wants Success. Everyone wants to live with purpose.   

How do we know when we are? And how do we know what Godly success looks like?

I like to talk to God out loud.

Sometimes I surprise myself. Often, I don’t remember thinking these raw and human thoughts before.

I was walking out in the back yard, looking up into a beautiful summer sky, when time stood still. I don’t know if it really did but it sure felt like it.

Suddenly, I was talking with my sister, Stephanie, who has been dead more than a decade. It was the most vivid dream I’ve ever had. We were talking about life as if we were a couple of classmates looking back on high school. As we remembered the things we had experienced, we were talking with new insight. We could see all that could have happened.

Suddenly, we saw how God had worked for our good. We saw things we had hoped for and how lucky we were they had not occurred. She told me how incredible it is to experience God’s presence and that she prays for me every day. And, would I promise to make sure her girls were taken care of and would join us in eternity.

And then I was back.

Defining Your Purpose

I hate my humanity. My brains leak. My purpose can be forgotten. The clarity that occurs in a moment seems to fade as time lapses.

For decades I asked a simple question; Who was I created to become?

Am I a warrior?

Am I a prophet?

Am I a laborer?

Am I a servant?

Who am I?

I knew God would ask me for some great accomplishment and my purpose would be clear. My destiny would be fulfilled as I pursued success. I had no idea what that path was going to entail.

What does your quest look like? Have you found the entry point to this great journey?

Stephanie showed me the way to Godly success. In a flash, I saw it and it was crystal clear. Everything we experience is far more than we think it is. God is in control.

What we strive for may be bad for us. It’s ok to fail. God can be trusted.

The Daily Path To Godly Success

God’s definition of success is simple. He wants us to be crusaders for His Kingdom. His kingdom was built to restore mankind to a relationship with Him so they could be with him forever. Godly success accomplishes God’s purpose for our creation.

Within Godly success lies ultimate purpose.

As we surrender to God’s idea of success in our lives, His blessings are abundant and His strategy far higher than our understanding. Pure satisfaction lies in the participation with Him in the purpose for our creation.   

I look forward to reuniting with Stephanie to have that conversation in its completion. I want to hear her joy as we embrace an eternal journey. Nothing else could define success or purpose.   

Godly success leads to purpose and we will find it on a daily path to Breakthrough.   

Add your comments to the conversation: Have you surrendered to God’s idea of success for your life? How can you draw yourself closer to your ultimate purpose? Post your reply below.

About Greg

Greg Yates has been a Chicago area businessman for over 30 years. He’s the author of the book, "Broken - How Being Broken Unlocked The Greatest Success of My Life". He has simultaneously owned 14 different businesses in a variety of industries; including real estate, manufacturing, payroll, and technology. Greg has also been an investor and a board member. He attended Olivet Nazarene University. He has a passion for flying. He’s had a pilot’s license for over 30 years and owned a variety of airplanes. Greg and his wife Vicki have been married over 37 years. They have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren.

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