Updated: Mar 14
From Series: Life lessons learned from the bible - Numbers Chapter 11:29
The Key to Success, Power, and Influence
How would you like to be resilient, strong, powerful, unstoppable, and unshakable? A person who is confident, wise, and successful. Always ready, bold, fearless, and knowledgeable about what to do in any situation. Overall, a force to be reckoned with. You can be all that is mentioned and more, and here is how.
By becoming ONE with God. The choice to be joined with God gives you access to the keys needed to reach the heights of your potential and go beyond your limitations. This is because you have now gained access to His nature and essence. And although we may never know the full vastness of God, the Bible helps us with finding out enough of God’s nature to live the life we were destined to live. When you unite (become one) with God you are given the ability to be successful, powerful, and influential.
1 Corinthians 6:17 says, "But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him." And John 14:20 says, "In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you."
When something is in you it incorporates with you and becomes part of your whole being. This is what happens in a relationship with the God, you are fitted with everything that He is. This attachment gives you the ability to become a person of greatness. This puts you in a position to have guarantee success, become unstoppable, and influential.
You were created to do remarkable things, but you need a blueprint on how to carry out those remarkable things. Your blueprint is your personal journey and the paths in life you will take to fulfill your purpose and reach your destiny. Once you find out the plan already designed for your life, walk in harmony with it; when you do, you will live a life of prosperity, destiny, expectation, and success ( Psalm 32:8, Jeremiah 29:11 ).
If you are in harmony with God, then success for you is guaranteed because you are given wisdom. With His wisdom, you will have insight to help you make sound decisions and sensible judgments that will help you to overcome difficulties and deal with any situation that you may encounter with the least possible losses.
In the Bible, there was a woman accused of committing adultery and was forced to stand before a group of men, who had knowledge of the Mosaic law, to take responsibility for what she did. In the law committing adultery was wrong and called for punishment but the group of men wanted to trap Jesus to see what He would do in this situation.
Agreeing to have this woman punished would have gone against Jesus' teachings on mercy, grace, and forgiveness. And telling the group of men to not punish the women would have caused Jesus to break the law. But Jesus was wise and gave a response that dumbfounded the group of men.
The men said, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Jesus He stood up and said to the men, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” He was saying, "Anyone of you who has never done anything wrong throw the first stone." Then He stooped back down and wrote on the ground.
One by one the men started to go away until only Jesus and the women were left standing around ( see John 8:2-11 ).
Jesus was able to answer the men with wisdom because He was united (one) with the Father (God). When you are joined with God you will be endowed with His wisdom to be able to handle any situation wisely ( Mark 12:13-17 ).
His response to the traps that they tried to capture Him into allowed Jesus to not break any laws and still uphold His teachings on mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Without the wise counsel from God, Jesus would have been forced to pick a side and either decision would have been undesirable.
Many of us have said and done things out of our own comprehension that has put us in a worse situation. But if we follow the patterns of Jesus and wait, seek God’s counsel, be patient, then respond, we will have more success in our life.
Our wisdom will never be greater than God’s, which is a good thing because we will always have a better way to handle things. Ask God for His wisdom and He will give it to you generously ( 1 Corinthians 1:25; 2:6, James 1:5 ).
Most of us want success but few attain it. When you are one with God you will be given new ways to see and reach success and this success covers all areas of your life. God will help you find your unique why by revealing your unique blueprint for your life.
Your why is the reason you were born, and your blueprint is the pathway on how to accomplish this reason. Your life's blueprint has success embedded in it. Success is part of your story when you follow your plan with precision. Your prearranged plan is incapable of failing. It is a foolproof plan that may seem unusual to others, but it is the right move for you ( Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 32:8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 58:11 ).
Once you have found your passion for life and the roadmap to get there, you will become successful. And you can find your passion for life and your roadmap by becoming ONE with God.
To have influence you must have integrity. If not, your character flaws can discredit your reputation. There are personalities traits that can become your way of life that will keep your integrity intact. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Love helps you consider other people's needs and eliminates pride.
Joy gives you the endurance needed to overcome events in your life, and help you stay optimistic and focused.
With God’s peace, you do not need endorsement from others. You will be content creating your own footprints in life; while living life worry-free.
Patience is not only the ability to wait but how you behave while you are waiting, and when you master this quality you will learn how to endure short term discomfort for long term gain.
Kindness may seem small, but it changes the way others see you and see themselves.
When you have a good personality, you tend to be a decent person and a decent person is someone that is respectable, fair, and kind to others.
Faithfulness is being loyal and when you are loyal you attract loyal people. In life and in business you want the best, brightest, and loyal people on your team so your business can always perform at its highest.
It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it. So many arguments and fights can be avoided if things were said or done with gentleness ( Proverbs 15:1 ).
With self-control you will understand you have the right to do anything and say anything but not everything is beneficial ( 1 Corinthians 6:12 ). Having no self-control can be embarrassing. You speak out of turn, say things that should not have been said, expose yourself when you did not have to, act in ignorance, and cause your reputation to tarnish.
When you are one with God, you will receive these personalities and traits - needed to have integrity. God will help keep your reputation and integrity intact by showing you the danger of having bad characteristics and the life changing occurrences of having good ones. With this change, you will become an influential person.
You will be unstoppable
God designed you with the big picture in mind so that you can reach your achievements and fulfill your purpose even through challenging times because He built you to run the race of faith.
With a relationship with God, you can do anything, and all that is needed is faith ( Jeremiah 32:27 ).
"I can do all things through him
who gives me strength" - Philippians 4:13.
All means what it means - all. You name it, it can be done. The requirement is you, not the possibility. Only you can stop yourself from not having all.
Mark 9:23 says, “All things are possible to him who believes.” When you become one with God, you start to see what He can do, and this knowledge will make you into a person who is unbeatable.
Again, all that is needed, it belief.
Here’s a story of how faith, set in motion, one of the greatest prison escapes. The miraculous escape of Peter from prison shows us how faith is the key to our success. Peter was ready to be subjected to hostility and ill-treatment by the most powerful person at that time, Herod the king. And because of Peter’s belief he was sent to prison and was guarded by four squads of four soldiers totaling 16 men.
When you have 16 strong mighty football line-backer looking men surrounding you with chains on your hands and feet while having some sleeping next to you that if you move, they will know, it is impossible to escape or be rescued. Prison escape in those days meant death for the guards, so escaping was not an option ( Acts 12:19 ). But God set up the scene to show you what He can do for you.
Peter was in an impossible situation, yet God showed Peter that He is a God of impossibilities. While the soldiers were sleeping an angel went into the Prison and woke Peter up without waking up the sleeping soldiers. When the angel woke Peter up the chains fell off his wrist. Then the angel told Peter to put on his clothes and follow him.
Peter and the angel pass the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened up for them by itself, and they both went through it. When they had walked one street length, in an instant the angel left Peter. When it dawned on Peter what had happened, he said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me.
In the morning, there were small commotions among the soldiers (guards) as to what had happened to Peter. After Herod the king had the place thoroughly search and did not find Peter, he questioned the guards then ordered them to be killed ( Acts 12:6-11,18-19 ).
There are many things that can stop us from achieving our goals or getting out of bad circumstances. But with God they are only attempts never successes.
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair” - 2 Corinthians 4:8. Another way of saying this is, “I may be down but not out.” Anyone who has God backing them up is more powerful than all the armies in this world with all their intelligence and sophistication.
As your faith grows so will your success. Your current situation may not be ideal or what you want, but it is necessary for your successful conclusion - just trust the process.
Whatever you are going through, every uncomfortable situation is part of God’s larger plan for you that will lead to a win. You can look at a problem from two sides, the side of why me, it is hard, I cannot do this, or the side of yes, it is tough, but in the end, it will create greatness in me.
Not relying on self-effort does not mean you do nothing and sit around waiting on God to do everything. It means you are trusting the wisdom of God while understanding His wisdom is greater than yours and what He suggests will always be the best solution ( Proverbs 2:6 ).
You are trusting God to work through you. Your part is to live with expectation and to not doubt. All your dreams, hopes, desires, and relationships will happen. God is getting you ready to walk into what is already arranged. The skills you need, the education required, the character and integrity to be productive, God is getting you ready for it all.
When a future king is born, they go through a maturation process before they can move into the role they were called to be in. Developing character and growing in wisdom is part of one's maturity. You are royalty being developed so you can make a difference in life ( 1 Peter 2:9 ). And if you want to create wealth and leave the legacy you want, you must get out of the driver's seat and allow God to work with you, in you, and through you to be unstoppable.
Become One with God
All that was mentioned and more is what you have access to and can operate in when you have a relationship with God and become one with Him.
Moses mention how he wished the Lord would put His Spirit on everyone in Numbers Chapter 11:29 because of the things He was able to do. Moses became a great leader by guiding a nation of more than 4 million people (about twice the population of New Mexico) out of slavery and bondage into a place where the people were free, and the economy was booming.
His ability to guide, counsel, and instruct the nation during battle, attacks, and struggle was because God was with him. How much more powerful are you having the Spirit of God in you. You are walking around with Dunamis power inside you.
Moses lived this reality and wished the other people in his time were able to live it too. But the option was not available to them like it is for us today. Because the door of opportunity has been opened, you can have enough of God working in you to be significant and be who you were created to be. You will live a life lacking nothing and having everything you need for yourself and your children.
Being one with God allows you to have all that is needed to have a satisfactory life. And when this reality resonates within, you will be the most effective, efficient, impactful, successful, powerful, and influential individual.
Here's how to become one with God Acts 16:31