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TODAY’S MEDITATION – How do you achieve your goals in this life? (Jeremiah 17:11)

Our societies teach us that the way we achieve our goals is not important, as long as we are successful in what we are doing. And this makes many believers to continue to walk like worldly people instead of adopting God’s standards of success. My brother, my sister, just like there is hell and heaven, there are also only two ways to achieve your goals in this life and one is right, and the other is wrong! Yes, in today’s verse, Jeremiah points out that the person who becomes rich by unjust means will end up foolish and poor. Whether at work, school or whatever you do, you should strive to be honest. Why? Because getting a promotion, passing an exam or gaining prestige by dishonest means (cheating, corruption, lies, unfaithfulness, etc…) will never bring God’s blessing or lasting happiness in your life. That’s the reason why the Bible says “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it” (Proverbs 10:22). Have you never heard about multimillionaires committing suicide, unhappy, slaves to drugs or any other things that cannot even be named? How did they achieve their success? Any means is not the right means before the Lord. He’s got the whole world in His hands, therefore trust Him for your success, in all the areas of your life (your work, your studies, your marriage, your children’s education, etc.). Yes, God supplies us with personal and financial abilities for us to be able not only to respond to our own needs but also to the needs of others. If you realised how He has already blessed you, then may be you would also be honest with yourself and acknowledge that sometimes you yourself spoiled the blessings He gave you, making you more needy than you should be today, because if you used your resources to do God’s will, hunger, poverty, unpaid bills and lack will be wiped away around you. Yes, my friend, from this day keep in mind that God’s wealth is a true blessing only if you use it in the way God intended. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]