Success Redefined

Are you looking for the pathway of a successful life? How do you define success? Does it include making lots of money? Is the right companion included in it? Does your successful life mean love, joy, peace, and contentment? Are you looking in the right place?

Success is defined in many ways, including a wide variety of inputs and outputs, by many people. For some, it is getting married and settling down. Some are driven by ambition, striving to rise to the top of the corporate world. Still others, long for a quiet life.

Most of us find our definition of success changes as we age and experience life. We find our youthful exuberance is replaced by a dogged determination to make it to retirement. Our naïve view of the world may be replaced with cynicism. We no longer see the world through rose colored glasses. We still long for something better, yet we see a broken world that isn’t getting any better.

Some of us see our lives as nothing more than what we accomplish in this world. We don’t look toward eternity and may not even believe it. We may live this life with little or no real direction, stumbling with no idea where we are going or what will happen next.

As the Psalmist states, we can be assured of a successful life. It may not include riches, but it includes a peace of mind knowing we rest securely in God’s hands. There is a peace knowing the Son of God gave Himself up for you so you can live successfully.

Knowing your path through life includes being in communion with the Creator of the world is comforting. Having the confidence your Savior is alive and by your side at all times provides a peace you cannot explain. It allows you to face life with a confidence others can’t comprehend.

I pray we all seek a life full of contentment and peace. I pray we know our Savior is alive and with us. I pray each one of us will seek the life God has planned for us. Know your Savior lives. Know He is always with you. Redefine success for your life. Trust God.

Psalm 16:9-11

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;

my body also will rest secure,

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,

nor will you let your faithful one see decay.

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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