Thursday, January 7, 2010


I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. John 15:5 HCSB

What is the question we always ask about the successful? We want to know what they’re like – what kind of personalities they have, or how intelligent they are, or what kind of lifestyles they have, or what special talents they might have been born with. And we assume that it is those personal qualities that explain how that individual reached the top. Malcolm Gladwell*

What makes some people successful? Some people believe that the secret to success is hard work. Some think that success completely depends on circumstances. Others argue that it comes from position and charisma. The key to fruitfulness, however, is not in hard work, although hard work is necessary. Neither is it in circumstances, though circumstances may play a role. It’s not even through position or charisma, although they may be important. The true secret to success lies in one’s connection to Jesus. If we remain in Him, the True Vine, success will happen naturally.

Jesus, help me to remain in You and trust You for success.


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