Becoming an Authentic Success

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“Becoming an Authentic




    May 26, 1996

5 False Assumptions About Success:

¨       You’re not a success unless you have a lot of _____________

¨       Success is synonymous with ______________

¨       Your _____________ in life determines your level of success

¨       Material and career success is automatically a sign of ________


1.     Authentic Success Results From a Life That 

      _____________ God.

(2 Chronicles 26:5 NIV)  “He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.”

            Goal 1:

            Issue: Who is my primary ______________?


2.     Authentic Success is Learning to be ___________-


(Job 6:13 NIV)  “Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?”

            Goal 2:



            Issue:  Giving up ______________


2 Indicators You’ve Really Given Up Control:·         You have relinquished _________________·         You are responding to God’s ___________________

3.     Authentic Success is a Passion for _______________

      to God’s Instruction

(1 Chronicles 22:3 NIV)  “He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, and more bronze than could be weighed.”

            Goal 3:


            Issue: Does God know what He’s _____________ about?

4.     Authentic Success is Having _______________ in

     Your Personal Life

(Genesis 39:23 NIV)  “The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.”

            Goal 4:



            Issue:   God’s ____________ & __________________






A Prayer for Success

“Father, thank You for creating me and

giving me a relationship with You through Jesus Christ.

Help me today, to care more about my relationship with You

than any other relationship. Help me to depend on You and not on my own skill or knowledge.  Give me a passion

for obeying the directions You give me for living.

May I reflect Your integrity in all I do.

Remind me that my behavior makes a

statement about Your honor and

reputation.  Teach me to

succeed in Your eyes.

In Jesus’ Name

I pray.


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