“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8

What are the ingredients that make a successful life? What qualities must exist in a life that desires to accomplish what God has intended for it to accomplish? If we follow Christ’s example, there are two qualities which must exist for a person to achieve what God desires. The qualities are humility and obedience. We must submit ourselves to God’s authority, and we must obey whatever He calls us to do. And as contrary as those things are to our human nature, those two qualities please God, and give us the ability to fulfill His work in our lives.