“We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.” - 2 Thessalonians 1:3
It is good for things to be successful. It suggests that God is at the centre of things, and not pride. The only things that last are of God. But there is no secret to achieving such good work. Work in faith. And success should not suggest that the time has come for Jesus’ return. Delight in the good things, but remember it is prideful to inflate their meaning.
Always thank God. Life and opportunity are entirely from Him. Hope is His promise. And even when you are challenged, He has tomorrow for you. And when you eventually fail, He will hold you. It is fascinating that by 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Paul is advising that those who don’t work should not be fed.
If you love you will work. You will work to keep things, and to improve things. You work because what you have is good and you want more. And when you work in faith, your faith grows. This is Paul’s second known greeting to Thessalonians. And it is a greeting to you, too.