But… How Do YOU Measure Success?
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
The word success is one of those words whose meaning is understood or established by the intent of its user. Therefore, because everyone has pre-determined differently their own set of aims, goals and purposes – we can agree as well as disagree on what we deem to be successful.
In this era it is imperative that we “re-determine” who and what we use as our “plum-line” to measure success. Our overall motives must be geared more towards the eternal than the temporal. In other words; it’s time for us to permit our spiritual weightiness to dominate our physical worth. We should deem it of greater importance that we are recognized in the realm of the spirit – than in the physical realm.
Think about it. When you arise in the morning; even prior to getting out of your bed; what impact have you made in the realm of the spirit? What level of success did you achieve even prior to entering into your devotional time with the Lord?
To accomplish any plateau of success, one must realize that their future estate hangs upon the decisions that they permit their minds to develop and conclude. Therefore, I must realize that if I utilize the definition that the world deems for “success” to govern my life; I might not avail myself to gleaning the best of life. (Romans 12:1&2). In my every endeavor – I have been successful. Now, some people may disagree – and that’s their opinion. However, in every situation I have been increased in wisdom and have gleaned from the experience – therefore success has been achieved. My initial goal might not have been accomplished; but I’ve learned from that endeavor….. and a level of success has been received!
Prayerfully re-consider your goals; long term, intermediate and short term. Never permit the enemy to convince you that you can’t accomplish and exceed whatever your dreams may include (Ephesians 3:20). If you can dream it – you CAN accomplish it! (Philippians 4:13)
Lastly, don’t become apprehensive about seeking the advice of those who have already accomplished something similar to what you are attempting to embark upon or achieve. Be determined and develop a sense of tenacity that will endure – REGARDLESS! The first person that you ask might not be the person that the Lord has decreed to assist you…. But don’t be a quitter! History has revealed that most of the accomplished writers, inventors, musician, etc. were once told by “professionals” that they would never make it…. BUT GOD…….!!!!!
Every level of success is achieved when YOU have accomplished the intent that YOU… governed by the Holy Spirit have pre-determined.
Remember: The sky is not the limit……. You have no limitations…. You have been freed to excel….. You have been equipped to soar and You have been destined for success! REGARDLESS!!!!!!!
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)