What’s your definition of success? Have you ever really taken the time to think and answer that question?
I use to think success meant having long fancy job titles, making a certain amount of money and driving a decent car. Although, deep down I didn’t really care about those things, I adopted the thought process because that’s what the world considered success. And I was unhappy.
So, what do you consider success? What is your definition?
Joshua 1:8 states “this book of law shall not depart out thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Success doesn’t come according to our standards and what we think or expect. Nope. Success comes when we study the law. What is the law? God’s word, the Bible.
If you intend to make a difference in the lives of other individuals you cannot and will not be effective without God in the forefront. “The steps of a good man are ordered” Psalm 37:23.
If you are still deciding your worth by what the world says, then stop it! The world’s definition of success is not God’s definition. You cannot base the assignment, the purpose God has ordained for your life on whether or not it is prestigious enough. Or if you will be “successful” (according to what the world considers success) doing it. Success in God’s eyes is not about money, or prestige or leadership roles, or power, or any of the other things the world considers success. Success in God’s eyes is doing His work and manifesting His Kingdom here on earth. Being successful means serving. Serving your gift, what God has placed within you, to others; the ones He has called you to reach. It’s NOT about you, but about God!
When I asked the question of success in the title you thought it was going to be some 5 step process to where you had to do something cool, didn’t you? Nope, it’s not that! It’s all about God and doing His will!
Let’s be like Paul and fight the good fight the good fight of faith. Change your thought process, renew your mind, and cleanse your heart. And as you walk out His assignment for your life; as you complete your purpose, God will make your way prosperous and then, yes, and then, you shall have success – God’s way!
©2012 Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana