Gen.11:4, 6 - And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth." …. 6 And the LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. NASB
The Bible is filled with many stories of how people accomplished success in their lives.
What is it you would like to succeed in today? I will share with you one Biblical plan for you to become successful.
If you want to be successful then have a Purpose.
In Genesis 11 - the people had a purpose, and it was to build a city and a tower.
Can you hear the person with the dream? What we need people is a city, and in this city we need a tower, and not just any tower, our tower must reach into the heavens.
The people were united, they worked as one and they had a singleness of purpose. They worked as ONE. If your plan entails more than one person working with you to accomplish your goal then you all have to be on the same page.
Listen to what the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them."
They spoke the same LANGUAGE or in other words they were all on the same page.
If you want to be successful you need to identify your purpose. You need to name what it is you want to accomplish. You will not be successful without naming your purpose.
Who is more likely to get in trouble today? It is my belief people without a purpose will get in more trouble then people with a purpose.
Second, we must also have a PLAN (vs. 3) They said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly." And they used brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
Their plan was to build this city by making bricks. What is your plan? What are you going to do to become successful?
Their plan was to work together and work together they did. The result was the city and tower were both built by their hard labor.
Third, we have to be PERSISTENT (vs.6) - The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
Why will they be able to accomplish the impossible? They will not quit. They will work persistently on any obstacle that is in front of them.
When you make up your mind to do something, before you begin, you'll be hit with every negative thought imaginable trying to deter you from this project.
Once you begin the project your temptations to quit will come in many a variety of forms. The only way you will succeed is to remain faithful to your purpose and plan.
Think On These:
Every accomplishment, great or small, starts with the right decision, "I'll Try."
Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.