What is your true meaning of success?
Your true meaning of success is an achievement that should be evaluated on an individual basis. I learned that a Christian's definition of success should be, "Doing God's Will". But, quite often that definition does not satisfy us. We want the top job, the big house, the best car and the best retirement plan. But, what if you do not achieve all of that? That does not make you less successfull. Instead of focusing on the material things in life, let's focus on other things. What about love, joy, and peace? What about encouraging someone along the way? Maybe if you adopt the Christian's definition of success, you may not be so dissappointed in yourself.
Scriptures on SUCCESS
Great wealth is in the house of the righteous, but trouble is in the income of the wicked.
The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor, and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
Then the LORD your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers.
Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture.
Moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor - it is the gift of God.
The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully.
Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold, and my yield better than choicest silver. (Proverbs 8:18-19)
Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. (Psalm 112:3)
And place your gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks, then the Almighty will be your gold and choice silver to you. (Job 22:24-25)
They will build houses and inhabit them; they will also plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They will not build and another inhabit, they will not plant and another eat; for as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, and My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands. They will not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD, and their descendants with them.
All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God: Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
True meaning of success