Measuring Success

'In everything that he undertook in the service of God's temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And he prospered.' 2 Chronicles 31:21
What does it mean and how do we define it?
Forbes Fortune 500 lists the most successful companies according to their net worth.

It is a pretty coveted list to be in, as it indicates to the world how your company has grown and how successful it is.
The satisfaction that a company owner must receive from appearing on the list, can only be imagined.
After all, an empire doesn't grow overnight without any effort.

The dedication, obedience to business ethics, and discipline in financials should only yield but the best results, and great success according to earthly standards.

While some of us may not be able to appear on Forbes Fortune 500 list in our lifetime, we can still strive for 
in other areas of our life.

Whether it be wanting to be a successful role model to our children or to our peers, following God's commandment in being a model of Yeshua will bring forth success.
If we're looking for success in our marriage, then obeying His decrees of remaining faithful as He is to us, and loving and forgiving one another as He's done, is a crucial factor in achieving it.

God, creator of this earth and everything in it, will be the one to measure our success in this life. He won't be looking for our monetary net worth, though. He will, however, be looking at the state of our souls.
By continuing to seek Him and striving to constantly do His will, He will be faithful to prosper our ways.

His plans are always to provide us the paths that will bring us closer to Him. As we walk closer to His side, our lives will prosper with success according to His wise and loving will.

That's success that nothing else can supersede.


Father, we turn our lives to you today. We want to be successful in our daily lives with our children, spouses, and co-workers. We want to be a great reflection of who you are as you dwell in us. Walk with us in everything we do, so that you may prosper us according to your will.


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