The Ballestero Blog

"That's what I'm talking about!"

Mutter Your Way To Success

leave a comment »

Mutter Your Way To Success

 

We are living in a success driven world. Everyone that does not have wad of hundred-dollar bills bulging in pockets or purses might be made to feel like they are less than successful. We look at people with extra money and consider them to be successful.

Sports fans continually hale the successes of their teams. Team owners pay sports figures more money in a half a year, than most of us will make in a lifetime. Thousands revel in the streets when their team wins the Championship or Super Bowl. They glory in the success of their favorite team.

Investors, real estate magnates and scam artists teach classes and sell lessons that supposedly will make you successful too. (For a small fee, of course.)

Politicians spend millions to get our votes so they might be successful in gaining a position of power for themselves and their political party. When they win an election, they consider themselves successful.

There is more to success than sports, finance, or politics. Those subjects are just small potatoes compared to real success. The most important success that anyone can achieve begins with muttering.

What Does Mutter Have To Do With Success?

The words Success and Mutter really don’t seem to go together on Wall Street. It’s not taught in any financial class, but I’m teaching it here.

Mutterers are smiled on by polite society. Sometimes they are made fun of as well. Critics may not take mutterers seriously, nor consider them to ever be successful.

How Does the Mind Of Man Calculate Success?

Our Dictionaries Say:

Success –  (noun)

  • The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
  • A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity:

Prosper  (verb) [intrans.]

  • Succeed in material terms; be financially successful:
  • Flourish physically; grow strong and healthy:

Everyone wants to be successful. We dread ever having the term failure attached to our name or any of our endeavors. Those that are financially successful have their names and their faces printed on magazines. Money Magazine may not have your picture on the cover this month, but that’s OK. I will give you the world’s greatest secret of success. Wall Street doesn’t even know about this, but I do.

How Does God Calculate Success?

The word Success is mentioned only one time in the Bible. God’s plan for Israel was for them to enjoy His promises. He designed a strategy whereby they could easily acquire all the bounty of the Promised Land. In the mind of God, there was only one way His children could have success in their quests. That same formula for success still works today.

 

(KJV) Josh. 1:8 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.

  1. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth.
  2. But thou shalt meditate therein day and night.
  3. That thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein.
  4. Then thou shalt make thy way prosperous.
  5. And then thou shalt have good success.

 

(NIV) Josh. 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

NIV Commentary

“Verse 8 is the theme verse of Joshua. The phrase “from your mouth” refers to the custom of muttering while studying or reflecting. “Meditate” (GK H2047) literally means “mutter.” When people continually mutter God’s word to themselves, they are constantly thinking about it. But knowledge of God’s law is not enough; one must also “be careful to do” what it commands. “Everything written in it” must be observed, because obedience to certain parts only is no obedience at all.”

God basic plan for Israel as they ventured into the Promised Land was simple. His design was for them to be prosperous and successful.

  • He did not require a hard thing.
  • His request was not unreasonable.

 

Here Then Is God’s Plan For Success.

  1. Study my Word. Learn it.
  2. Mediate on it. Think on it. Mutter the verses you’ve learned. Quote them aloud.
  3. Obey all my Word.

 

That’s it! One, Two, Three… Guaranteed Prosperity and Success!

  • But not just any kind of Success, the verse promised “Good Success.”
  • If you are not there already, get on the road to real success today.

Only Mutterers Need Apply!

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

July 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

Posted in Christian Living, Doctrine, Obedience

Tagged with ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: