What if you measured your success by the growth of your freedom?
𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒕𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎? Freedom from comparison, perfectionism, and self-criticism? Freedom from self-condemnation, self-loathing, and self-hate? Or freedom from poor self-esteem, poor self-image, and poor self-worth?
- What if you experienced freedom from limiting thinking such as “I’m not qualified enough, smart enough, talented enough, or good enough?”
- What if you experienced freedom from being consumed with thoughts of “What will people think or say about me? What if I fail? What if I lose or make a mistake?”
- What if you experienced freedom from regret-based thinking such as “I should’ve” thinking when you reflect on all your past mistakes.
- Or, what if you experienced freedom from thoughts of low self-confidence such as “I’m not, I don’t, I can’t” thinking when it comes to how you want to show up in life.
- What if you experienced freedom from blaming others for how your life has turned out such as “It’s my bosses fault I can’t get a promotion or it’s my parent’s fault I’m not thriving in life or it’s my spouse’s fault we aren’t thriving as a couple.”
How would freedom make you more successful?
- How would being free from anger, fear, worry, doubt, unforgiveness, jealousy, etc. change your life?
- How would being free from these things change the way you see yourself and love yourself?
- How would being free from these things change the way you relate to and love others?
- How would taking personal responsibility for your life instead of blaming others in your life change your present and your future ‘success’?
- How would taking personal responsibility impact your work life and overall mental/emotional well-being?
Freedom in Christ = Success in Life
For me personally, I have found true freedom in Christ, in His never-ending, unconditional love and acceptance of me. The more of Jesus I have—the freer I become. I pray you too will measure your success by having more of Christ in you because when we find Him, abide in Him and grow in Him, we experience freedom and abundant life!
So let’s ditch the world’s standard of success which is defined by the abundance of our: possessions, achievements, popularity, or our social-economic position.
Let’s adopt a kingdom perspective on success which is focused on becoming more like Christ. And may we create more space for God to work in us so He can give us the desire and power to please Him, obey Him and fulfill His good purpose (Phil. 2:13). Amen!
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