SUCCESS

Promise of Success

  • “I, yes I, have spoken; indeed I have called him, I have brought him, and He will make his ways successful. Isaiah 48:15 NASB

How to be successful

  • This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Joshua 1:8 AMPC
  • If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength; but wisdom [to sharpen the axe] helps him succeed [with less effort]. Ecclesiastes 10:10 AMP
  • Now, my son, the LORD be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the LORD your God just as He has spoken concerning you. 1 Chronicles 22:11 NASB
See example 

  • David was successful in all his ways, for the Lord was with him. When Saul saw that he was very successful, he was afraid of him. 1 Samuel 18:14-15 NASB
Other versions
 
  • This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will achieve success. Joshua 1:8 NASB
  • If the axe is dull and the blade unsharpened, more strength must be exerted, but skill produces success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 BSB
  • If the ax is dull, And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength; But wisdom brings success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV

Success irrespective of circumstances

  • Slave: And the LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, serving in the household of his Egyptian master. Genesis 39:2 BSB
  • Prisoner: The warden did not concern himself with anything under Joseph’s care, because the LORD was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did. Genesis 39:23 BSB

Prayers for Success

1. Abraham's servant

  • Then he said, “O LORD God of my master Abraham, please give me success this day, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Genesis 24:12 NKJV
  • Meanwhile, the man stood gazing at Rebekah in [reverent] silence, [waiting] to know if the LORD had made his trip successful or not. Genesis 24:21 AMP
Assurance of Success
 
  • He said to me, ‘The LORD, before whom I walk [habitually and obediently], will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father’s house Genesis 24:40 AMP

2. Nehemiah

  • Please, Lord, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and please make Your servant successful today and grant him mercy before this man.” Nehemiah 1:11 NASB
Assurance of prayer answered – see below
 
  •  So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will make us successful; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no part, right, or memorial in Jerusalem.” Nehemiah 2:20 NASB

Blessing of Success

  • Now, my son, the LORD be with you that you may be successful, and build the house of the LORD your God just as He has spoken concerning you. 1 Chronicles 22:11 NASB