Read Ecclesiastes 10:9-10 from your Bible
The struggle of the princes is because of the absence of wisdom. That is why you find a man expending all his energy on a task and nothing seems to be working. He lacks direction. He doesn’t know where he belongs, where he should be and what he should do. But to be successful in life, you must have direction.
Every increase is a function of wisdom. If you don’t know what to do with ten dollars, how will it ever increase to fifteen? Insight is what guarantees increase, the ability to see ahead and plan for the future. You need wisdom!
Read Proverbs 3:13-16 from your Bible
Wisdom generates riches, which is one of the yardsticks for measuring success. It is the controlling factor for success in every area of life. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; it is better than strength. It takes away all the struggles and sweat from your life. When by wisdom you are able to find a bearing for your life, it brings you to the place of honour (Proverbs 4:5-13).
Also, outstanding success is impossible without a well defined focus or purpose for living. The world has a popular saying – “Jack of all trades, master of none.” This won’t be your portion in life, if you by wisdom identify your purpose for living. Jesus Christ, the Creator of the whole earth, came to the world for a singular purpose (Jn. 18:37) and He faced it.
Everyone is born for a purpose. “I know My plans for you; plans of welfare not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11). Your life will take shape when you locate and identify with God’s plan for your life. You are at your best at that thing which He has prepared for you. Your discovery of it and identifying with it is all it takes to lay hold on outstanding success in life.