How do we Measure Success?
Posted on November 12, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
We all feel the need to appear as perfect individuals, having it all together.
I would like to be known for being a perfect woman. A beautiful wife and homemaker, as well as a loving mom and professional businesswomen.
WOW!!!! What have I set myself up for?
As Christians we should be victorious in our lives, but victory in Jesus is accepting what He has given us to do. Running in the Christian race for Him until He takes us home. Not what we feel our agenda is in life.
I was given a poem when I graduated business school over twenty years ago that stated their version of a successful person.
“Who loves life and lives it to the fullest: who has discovered and shared the strengths and talents that are uniquely their own; who puts their best into each task and leaves each situation better than they found it; who seeks and finds that which is beautiful in all people…and all things; whose heart is full of love and warm with compassion; who has found joy in living and peace within themselves.” (Barbara Burrow)
If I were to give this back to the Lord and consider what His mission for me is and His view of success in my life, I would have to say….
Success in the Lord is…
“Who loves life and lives it for the Lord; who has discovered and shared the strengths and talents that God gave to them, and uses them for His glory; whose heart is full of His love and warm with compassion for His people; who have found joy in living and peace from having Him within their lives.”
Success is found in Him alone, and joy fresh each morning.
Lynn A Wilson
From Real Victory for Real Life Volume 1
Written by Lynn A Wilson. Lynn works in Guest Services at America’s Keswick.
Think About This: “Have you allowed the world’s definition of a successful woman to blur the depth of His love for you?” – Patricia Ennis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. Acts 24:15