To live a successful life we must apply wisdom which comes from knowledge attained. The word of God the Bible is an instrumental guide book for success in this troubled world. The Bible says in Job 14: 1 “A man that is born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble” No matter how good we try to live there is always trouble that we have to contend with. If we apply wisdom through the word of God we will be able to escape some trouble or they work out in our favor. There are all types of problems set to hinder our success, so how do we deal with them. Below we discuss two things that hinder success and offer scriptural solutions that will help us.

Watch How We Speak – The enemy often use our own mouth against us. The enemy will work through people to create a conversation then use it against us as trap and cause problems. Solution: David said in Psalm 39: 1- 2 “I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred” Here we see David had the power to speak but he discern the enemy’s expectation and governed himself to keep his mouth close even when he really wanted to answer. We are also encouraged in James 1: 19 “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” What we hear, instead of answering, we can take time to process and allow the Holy Spirit to show us the spirit operating and the motive of what was said. A message could be in what was said but we can miss it because of our mouth.

Treat Our Neighbors Right. Years ago as a young Christian I came across this scripture and I wrote it on a piece of paper and keep in my wallet. Few times depending on the conversation I would take it out and show it and use it as a basis to give my answer concerning how we should treat our neighbor. People become mad with their neighbor over minor things and go the extra mile to take revenge. The scripture I am talking about is in the solution below telling us not to devise evil or plan evil. Solution: Solomon tells us in Proverbs 3: 29 “Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee” I believe this scripture also want us to have a pure mine towards or neighbors too. Our neighbor can do something deemed by us as offensive. If we are offended we need to pray about it and allow God to talk to us about that neighbor. If we led by the Holy Spirit, we can talk with that neighbor with the aim for positive solution. God knows who our neighbors are and He has the solution for all problems. That neighbor might be the one God have positioned to be a blessing to help us cross another hurdle of problem. It could be a job solution, business idea or even the person to help out in the time of needs. If the neighbor is a bad person instead of plotting how to get back at that neighbor, let us see how much good we can do so it would become difficult for that evil spirit to operate among us. If that is a difficult neighbor allow God to deal with him or her. Again we see in Hebrews 13: 2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” Our neighbor can be the angel God will use to bring forth our blessings. Therefore as the scripture says let us love our neighbor as ourselves, let us walk in love because love covers a multitude of sin.


  1. Thanks for giving me the link to this post Maurice. I enjoyed it. Glad you have that verse in your wallet and can take it out to read for encouragement. Loving our neighbors is very important. It seems people are excessively against each other nowadays. Caring about people should be one of the characteristics of a true Christian.

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