How do you measure success? Is it by how much money you have gotten? Is it by how many material possessions you have? Is it by what degree you have attained in College? It really doesn’t matter what we think, or what others think, all that really matters is what God thinks. What does God measure your success in life by? Number one is, have you been saved from Hell by accepting God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and received his free gift of Eternal Life? There is no greater achievement than that! Jesus said, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”(Mark 8:36-38).“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. “(James 4:14). “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Luke 12:15-21). Shouldn’t we measure our success on how many souls we have won or helped to win to Jesus? All the things of this life are soon to pass and only what is done for Jesus Christ shall last. Will he say to you one day “Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” (Matthew 25:21). “For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can take nothing out of it.” (1 Timothy 6:7).“Dust thou are and to dust thou shall return.” (Genesis 3:19b). IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE! As long as you are alive there is hope, and the very fact that you are alive proves that God is not finished with you yet. You do have a purpose in life to fulfill, and in fact many purposes to fulfill. The devils purpose is to try and keep you from God’s purpose. Don’t let him win! In fact the Bible says,”Give no place to the devil.”(Ephesians 4:27).Cry out to Jesus and he will immediately be there for you! He loves you, and cares about all that you are going through.
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.