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Managing Your Success.

Key Verse

“But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.” 2 Kings 10:31.

Text — 2 Kings 10:28-31


In our Bible passage, we have the story of a king in Israel, named Jehu. He was born to fulfil the plan of God; particularly to carry out God’s judgment on wicked king Ahab and his equally wicked wife, Jezebel. Jehu carried out his God’s sent assignment with zeal and passion and God was pleased with him. However, just like most successful people who could not continue on the path of success, Jehu refused to continue to serve God with all his heart.

What an unfortunate story! Jehu stumbled and lost the great record of success. The reason for Jehu’s failure was that he departed from God and His word. His success got into his head and he thought he could now stand alone without God. The foundation of enduring success is God’s word.

If you must remain successful in your Christian race, academic work and other areas of life, you must lean on God’s word and live a life of complete obedience to God’s word, will and way. This is the way to manage your success and still remain in God’s will.

Further Reading

Joshua 1:5-8

Prayer for today

O Lord, help me to yield to Your word so that I can be successful in life.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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