Success is the prompt word this week for Five Minute Friday. Everyone has an idea of what it means to be successful. Maybe for some it’s making lots of money. For others it might be having all family members get along with each other.
Or maybe it’s just finishing something you started, or completing an assignment. Maybe it’s beating an illness or getting a reward for being the best in your field.
In our individualistic, me-first society, it seems so many are scrambling to get to the top, wherever that is. But even if goals are met, there isn’t always satisfaction of a job well done.
[bctt tweet=”Even if there is success, there is that longing for what is next, that something else that might be better. We reach a goal, but we either do not find happiness or at best, it is only temporary.” username=”GaylWright”]
It seems like it’s hard to be satisfied or content. I think maybe we need to take another look at what really defines success. I don’t have all the answers, but there are some clues in the Bible. Consider these verses in Proverbs:
A Different Kind of Success
These scriptures seem to tell us that instead of striving to get to the top or to be the best, we should seek for wisdom and understanding. In our relationships with others we should always listen to one another, trying to understand even when we disagree.
[bctt tweet=”If my goal is to have wisdom and understanding, my life will be successful in a different way.” username=”GaylWright”]
When I put my trust in God, seek to know Him and His ways, I have joy and peace. Instead of trying to get ahead, I am able to encourage others, knowing that we are all on this journey of life.
We are all in a different place in our lives, some have more experience than others. But each of us has something to bring to one another. We find our success in working together.
[bctt tweet=”Those who are ahead can reach back to give a hand to those faltering. Our goal is for everyone to reach the finish line. Then we will truly know success.” username=”GaylWright”]
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