1 Chronicles 22:11-13 – Now, my son, the LORD be with you, and may you have success and build the house of the LORD your God, as he said you would. May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God. Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. (NIV 1984)
Colin Powell – There are no secrets to success: Don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.
My Musings – Success without these milestones on the way is really no success at all. It is merely a destination, not an achievement. But neither the destination nor the achievement will be worth it in the end if the LORD is not with you. He will be if you are careful to observe His Word.
My Advice – There is no easy road to success. But if you conduct yourself in your job, as you have thus far, you will succeed. So “be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”