2 Chronicles 31: How to Be Successful
Hezekiah did not make it overly complicated. He followed the laws of God had set down, and God blessed him and all the people of Israel through him.
2Ch 31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.
2Ch 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
There are a few major reasons for all of his success.
First, he did the right things. The Bible says that he did what was right. That is how we need to evaluate our activities as well. I know that this phrase has been used to death, but it might not hurt to think, “What would Jesus do?” We want our conduct to be to the highest level.
Second, as he was doing all of this work, he was seeking God. Keeping in touch with God is vital. If we are wandering along on our own, we are going to deviate from the path that God intended. The problem with that is that God has a better plan than we could ever draw up on our own. He wants to use us, so we need to seek Him and be available.
Finally, Hezekiah did all of this with all of his heart. He wasn’t just a Sunday morning church person. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with going to church, but if that is the only time during the week that we actually think about God, we have a problem. His whole heart was into this mission. God wants our entire commitment so that He can use us in mighty ways.
If we line up these three items, we too will be successful. I don’t necessarily mean that we will have financial prosperity, but we will make a difference for God. That is what we are called to do here on earth, so we do need to be about our Father’s business.