What is success? How do we define it? Well it depends from which angle you look it from. The world sees success as achievements, gold medals, monetary success, achieving the noble prize; basically, achieving something gigantic and world-changing. Wow, if this is true, then a lot of us must be a failure (including me😅)! But this is not how Jesus sees success. Every little deed and achievement matter. Yes, even when you cheer ONE person up by simply saying “Hello” with a smile. Yes, even when you give ONE person a piece of bread. Yes, even when you #pray
for ONE person. You have no idea how God can multiply your one “small” deed (Well you’ll know once you get to Heaven). I get it, it’s tough. I struggle with it too, especially in #running
. I am very competitive. I strive to be first at every #race
. I believed that I have to be the best to make a difference. But God tells you to just do your best and let God take care of the rest. He never expects us to “win”. His love for us (and how He sees success) does not depend on our performance. If we keep trying to chase worldly success..eventually it will get tiring. You will never be always at the top. Someone (eventually) will always be faster, stronger, richer, prettier, etc. So, if you tie your self-worth with worldly success, every victory will be only momentarily. Instead, if your success is defined in a God-directed way, not only will you be successful, but also fulfilled. Real success is living as the best version of ourselves. In other words, just do your best, not necessarily be the best. (Don’t get me wrong, if your personal best leads to amazing achievements, then by all means go for it!) That way, you won’t need to compare yourself or be disappointed in failures. When we leave perfectionism and disappointment behind, then we can finally breathe and live freely in ourselves.
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