What is “success”?

What is “success?”

Having a good reputation? Climbing the ladder? Getting the highest marks? Being popular? Making lots of money?

I have a dream. It’s that every one of you, one day in the future, when you’re lying on your death bed, can look back on your life and with humble confidence say to yourself, ‘I’ve tried to seek God’s will.’

Truth is, there can be many competing definitions of “success.” Let’s not get so caught up in chasing things of temporary significance that we miss the things of eternal significance.

Psalm 105:3-4 says, “Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

Seek his face always.

Collin Hansen says it well: “It is better to fail in the eyes of the world than to succeed without the Lord.”*

What are you chasing?

By Matthew Ruttan

–*Collin Hansen, Blind Spots (Crossway: Wheaton, 2015), 94.
–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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