How to Be Significant and Successful God's Way by Ike Reighard

How to Be Significant and Successful God's Way
Ike Reighard
Joshua 1:8; I Timothy 6:17-19
January 16, 1994

Many of you have read in the "how to" books about the most successful businessmen of America in the 1920s.

**They controlled more wealth than the U.S. Treasury.

The question asked is, "Is this success?"

Charles Schwab -- President of the largest independent steel company. Lived the last 5 years on borrowed money and died broke. Richard Whitney -- President, New York Stock Exchange. Went to Sing Sing Prison.

Albert Fall -- Part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Cabinet.
Pardoned from prison to die at home.

Jesse Livermore -- Wall Street's greatest bear. Committed suicide.

Leon Fraser -- President of International Bank. Committed suicide.

Ivan K -- Headed the world's largest monopoly. Committed suicide.

I. What success is not -- The Myths.
A. Success is not material prosperity -- Self-aggrandizement.
Mark 8:36 -- "For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"

B. Success is not selfishness -- Lone Wolf or Soaring Eagle.
Parable of the farmer.

C. Success is not ego mania -- Self-centered.
Galatians 6:3 -- "For if a man thinks himself to be someone when he is nothing, he deceives himself."

D. Success is not self-confidence.
Philippians 4:13 -- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

II. Where success starts -- The Method.

A. The process starts with God.
1. God recognizes our needs.
2. God knows what s ...

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