There’s a lot of talk about what you should do to become successful, but I would argue that it’s more about who you are that makes the biggest impact.Â It’s the decisions we make on a daily basis, the habits we naturally form in our lives that determine the level of success we can achieve.Â Who we are determines how we react to life, even when we’re not consciously in the act of ‘being successful’. So here are 10 traits that I’ve seen as essential for obtaining lasting success in any endeavor. 1. An Independent Nature If we rely too much on those around us for assistance and/or support we will be setting ourselves up for disappointment in the future.Â This is not to say that we shouldn’t look to others for help when the time is right, but crafting our pursuits in such a way that requires the intervention of another is like handing over the keys and getting in the â¦ r
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul… Psalm 23:1-3, ESV.
God wants to restore your soul today. Your soul is your mind, your will and your emotions. You are a three-part being: you are a spirit—that’s the part of you that lives for eternity, you have a soul, and you live in a body while you’re here on earth.
Your soul is where you may store hurt, disappointments or brokenness from the past. When God restores your soul, He brings His healing power to those broken places and makes you whole again. And when God restores you, He makes you better off than you were before. He makes you stronger, more alive, and more loving.
I love the picture painted in this verse. Notice that He leads us beside quiet waters. He makes us lie down in green pastures. This is a picture of rest. When we are resting in Him, He is able to do a work in our lives. He is able to bring that restoration. Don’t let the busyness of life keep you going so fast that you don’t stop and rest. Take time to be still before the Lord and let Him restore your soul.