The financial world loves to listen to the words of Warren Buffett.
Why? Because the man has proven himself to be a master in the investment world. It seems that all he touches turns a profit. If we follow his leading, we, too, can be assured of success.
Michael Phelps leads us in the same way. Because of his success in swimming and his Olympic gold medals, we look up to him. We pay attention to what he says, because he’s lived out the proof we feel we can trust.
These men have become wells of wisdom. Their message comes across as fresh and sweet, ready to energize us to new levels of achievement.
We put stock into their success because their lives back up what they have to say.
Let’s take a moment and listen to another source of wisdom, one backed up by thousands of years of recorded truth. Psalms 62:11-12 is our writing on the wall.
“Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.”
This isn’t a seat-of-the-pants proclamation by God. Notice the part of the verse that says twice have I heard this. God backs up what he has to say, and he says it twice to make sure we understand.
- Power belongs to God.
- Our steadfast love is his.
- He rewards us according to how hard we work.
Ouch! That last one is a hard lesson to learn. But wait! Let’s look back at Warren Buffett and Michael Phelps. How did they achieve their success? Buffett risked his resources over and over, and Phelps trained daily, often for hours on end, to achieve the success that came his way.
When we follow God’s plan, we’ll shine through the darkness, and we’ll reach our goal through him.
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