Success in life is not what you may think.
Thanks to social conditioning. many people are under the impression that success means wealth, influence, possessions, positional power, and popularity.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
This was the bedtime topic of conversation I had with my son last night. And thanks to social conditioning, he was under the impression that success means having a lot of money. Like my son, many people believe success means having an abundance of possessions, wealth, popularity, mass influence, positional power and authority.
I used to think success meant achieving all of my personal goals and vision. But after many God talks, I now believe success is working toward God’s vision for my life because He created me on purpose, to fulfill His vision and purposes on this earth. His vision is my mission. And part of His vision for me (and all of His children) is to be His witness, His ambassador of love, kindness, compassion, mercy and goodness in the world.
Success, is living out our divinely ordained reason for being—-reasons such as serving, helping, promoting and expanding God’s kingdom. Because the kingdom of God is about the spiritual salvations of one’s soul —Winning souls is the ultimate success because God is not willing that any should perish without Him (2Pt.3:9).
Success ain’t about us. Our wealth, high status and position, our mass influence or power. But if God has graced you with those things—He has given them to you to serve His purposes—and His purposes always have to do with loving & serving people & winning souls.
Godly Success is when we are whole heartedly committed to loving God and people well — meaning we live our lives in obedience to His word and we teach others how to do the same.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?(Mark 8:35).
Godly success is about our obedience— doing the will of our Heavenly Father and that should always lead to us ‘winning souls” (Prov. 11:30) What insight would YOU add to this social construct we call SUCCESS?