Wednesday, September 08, 2010
There have been seasons when I defined success by a great job, possessions, and all the things the modern world has decreed as mandatory; and then there were the seasons of life when I defined success by finding simplicity and calm in my life. There have also been seasons where success meant perfection and control, and I can’t forget the seasons where success meant just making it through the day. Heck, there were seasons when I defined success by the fact that I didn't eat 14 candy bars that day (sometimes the victories are small but clear!).
The part I am struggling with is, what does success really mean… to me…deeply, in my heart. I am searching for the view of success that is my “true north”. Is success working outside of the home? Is it using my degree in some way? Is it providing a refuge from the world for my family? Is it something else entirely?
I am sure that all the recent changes in my life have stirred up these questions. Maybe it is my age? I know that God has stirred up these questions, as well, within my heart and soul. He is trying to show me something, and I am desperate to see. I long to be what He created me to be!
So, I would love to hear how all you precious hearts in blog land define success.
Please leave me a comment and I plan to follow up with some of them in a future post.