2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
For all practical purposes last year is behind us and there is no way we can go back to undo a single action, word, or event. Before us is a New Year and it can be the best year of our life, filled with success in every area and in every endeavor. Success is God’s will. Don’t reject the word success just because the world uses it but define it in God’s terms. God told Joshua if he would meditate on the Word of God day and night that he would prosper and have good success Joshua 1:8.
Second Chronicles 26:1-4 tells the story of Uzziah who began his reign as king at age sixteen. He did what was right in the sight of the Lord and had a prosperous reign in his early years. Second Chronicles 26:5 gives us insight as to how he offset his lack of experience to have success, “And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper (accomplish successfully; reach the goal; to go through).” He sought the Lord and God made him to prosper or have good success.
Success to a Christian is never the main goal but rather the byproduct of obedience. Obedience is the goal and success is what follows. The world defines it only in terms of having a favorable outcome or satisfactory result but if you obeyed God whether the result was favorable or not you’ve succeeded. Obedience to all God’s written, planned, promised, and put in you. Success is a byproduct of doing things God’s way whether you get the world’s approval, money, or fame. God sees, He is not unrighteous to forget our labor, and He is our rewarder. My prayer is that you will be obedient to all that God has planned for you and put in you for a year crowned with success.