Genesis 24:12 Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham.


In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his servant on a mission to find a bride for Isaac, and all along the way the servant pleaded with God for success. Why? Because he understood that the only true success we experience in life comes from prayer and perseverance. As a result, God did give the servant success, and Isaac received his bride.


In her book Reach for the Summit, former Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summit wrote, “There are different kinds of success. There is fame and fortune, which…is a pretty flimsy, short-lived kind of success. Then there is the more gratifying kind of success that comes from doing something you love, and doing it well. Still another kind of success results from committing to one person and raising a child with them. Yet another is finding a sustained faith in your church. But notice something about all the various forms of success. They are open-ended. They aren’t tasks that you finish. Success is a project that’s always under construction.”


Friends, God wants to give us success as He defines it—the fulfilling of His perfect will for our lives. That’s a lifelong process that unfolds as we follow Him daily.