It’s hard not to want to share the taste of success when you become successful yourself. You want others to feel the happiness you feel and see the greatness you see that God has made available to every one of us. Besides, success is so much sweeter when you bring someone with!

Since true success is found through Jesus, the way to bring people with you starts by pointing them to Jesus through your words and actions. They will find success for themselves by watching and learning where success begins from you. “Be and example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)

Pick a handful of people who are dedicated to becoming successful, and pour your life into them. Hold them accountable to their actions and help them stay on track. You know, I talk about accountability all the time because it is so often overlooked, many do not realize the need for it, but everyone can benefit from it. “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)

Encourage those people by speaking words of life and hope into them. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” (Proverbs 18:21) The words you speak can build people up and give them the push they need to keep moving forward.

Sometimes we all could use an extra push to move forward, that’s why God gave us each other. He wants to see us all succeed and become the best us we can be! “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.