Success and purpose

I love reading biographies of successful people. They’ve done much. Expanded much and earned much. Many of them came up through some of the most difficult circumstances. They surely are successful. 

But what is success? Of course, there are different measurements for success. We start out in our teens or twenties with lots of goals and ideals for success. Then by the time we get to our forties and fifties, we wonder how much we’ve accomplished. Many have forgotten our goals or have altered them considerably. 

Now, let’s define success as fulfilling your purpose in life. If that one thing your clearly articulated purpose is accomplished, then you’re successful. Who makes that evaluation? The evaluation is to be done by the one who set that purpose for you. 

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:28–29)

According to the word of God, our purpose is to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Whatever you do in life, make sure that the main focus is to be formed into the image of Jesus. That’s your purpose. That’s your success.

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