Author Outlines Biblical Way of Achieving True Success

The Android application and audio book of The 8 Principles of Goals and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. was released Tuesday. The resources aim to help guide people to reach success in accordance with the Bible.

"The reason why I wrote this book was to bring forth truth about the origination of true success," author and entrepreneur Mark D. Watt said.

While many self-help book authors and motivational speakers take credit for their ideas on how to become successful, Watt told The Christian Post that he has the original instructional manual and his book references it.

"I saw a lot of, especially in the secular world, talk about goals and success, and I would always hear that they came up with those success factors. I thought, there has to be something else other than what they're bringing forth," he said. "In my research, I found that success originated from the Bible."

He referenced the biblical passage Joshua 1:8, "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

Various scriptures throughout the Bible, he noted, coincide with the word "success" which he transformed into an acronym. Seek God; Understand God; Confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior; Commit your ways unto the Lord; Enter into his gates; Serve the Lord; and Sow seeds into his kingdom. All these things, Watt said, will guarantee success.

He makes a point in his book, which was released in April, that Christians should not seek worldly things, but instead seek spiritual success and all other forms of success will follow.

"God wants us to have a spiritual mindset, and that's where we need to go," Watt explained.

"This book does not talk about worldly success," he continued. "The success in every area of your life should come from the spiritual side first. We should be seeking the thing of God first, then the worldly things come afterwards. Because of your obedience, God will bless you even more."

The Android application comes in a downloadable lite complimentary version and a fully functional downloadable version. The audio book is a 3-CD set and comes in a downloadable MP3 format. Readers and listeners also have the iPhone and iPod version to look forward to, according to Watt.

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