Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Formula for Success

I had the opportunity to teach seminary one day this week, and the lesson was taken from D&C 30:1-2, which the manual called a formula for failure. It basically included fearing man more than God, relying on the things of the world, and not listening to the Spirit or your church leaders.

However, we don't want to dwell on that; we want the formula for success. The class agreed that doing the opposite would bring success - trust in God, follow the prophet, listen to the Spirit. I also discovered a couple of quotes that said the Lord's formula for success could be found in Matthew 6:33 -"Seek ye first the kingdom of God."

President Monson also taught a formula for success. It is
  1. Fill your mind with truth.
  2. Fill your life with service.
  3. Fill your heart with love.
I was reminded that I wanted to share these thoughts when I read today's daily "gem" - "We know we are successful if we live so that we qualify for, receive, and know how to follow the Spirit." Julie B. Beck

Our definition of success may be different from the world's definition of success, but I know that putting God first in our lives will bring true happiness and real success.

1 comment:

  1. That was a great reminder of the importance of being worthy of the Holy Ghost. Thank you for sharing!