Hebrews 11:1, 6
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
Christian success is being a faithful Christian. The object of our faith is not ourselves but God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Knowing Him as our Savior and Lord is the start of faithful living. We are enabled by the Holy Spirit to share our lives with other people. He will provide us with opportunities to share our belief and faith in Christ. Knowing God’s Son in a personal way makes sharing him with others more enjoyable and natural. Sharing Him with others is Christian fellowship. From this point we are able to be successful. Lives and hearts centered on His will is success. Scripture teaches about Christian success and calls it faithfulness.
Focusing on God’s truth is the start of our developing successful lives. Learning how to be faithful directs us in successful ways. Christ is the starting point for any successful faith. Enjoying Him results in a personal contentment in life. It allows us to rely on God as the provider of our every need. His past record of faithful provision makes our faith a comforting reality. We can be certain of His promises for the future as well. We can be sure that faith in Him will make us successful.