I have a friend whose facebook “likes” escalate daily. There are always new updates- wild things she does, faraway places she visits and funny sarcastic conversations.

Most comments on her updates read something like this – ” I wish I (looked like, traveled like, laughed like, etc. you get the drift) you.

But is that how you measure success?

The number of stamps on your passport?
The number of dream jobs you have landed?
The fabulous spouse who is the envy of your girlfriends?

This is where we get confused:

We count blessings and confuse them with success.
We grab gifts and parade them as achievements.


So what makes someone successful?

1. Fill up on Love

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37)

All your soul. This is the measure of success: 100% Love for the Lord.

2: Pour out service

Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. (Matthew 20:26)

Service is a result of a God-filled soul. A soul deeply connected to Christ.

Service is not always speaking in a pulpit or holding a hand.
It is also bending to the ground and washing feet.

What gets in the way of our ability to serve is usually muddled priorities, laziness or pricking pride.

To be truly successful, love the Lord and allow your soul to reflect that perfect love in service.

And don’t forget to allow yourself grace. Because a healthy soul needs a good measure of that too.

Linking up with Holley Gerth today at holleygerth.com


2 thoughts on “Successful souls

  1. If I could “like” this I’d definitely be clicking the button. What the world measures as successful {& sometimes even us God’s children, too} is not worth a hill of beans in the grand scheme & in the amazing purpose God has given to His church – to make much of Him & point others to Him. Thanks for the reminder! God is using you to bless me & I’m thankful!


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