Defining Success

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Almost every time I pick a picture to show, it will be a packed house.
It's not natural for me to show photos where there are empty seats all over the place.
It’s not natural for me to show photos where there are empty seats all over the place.

I used to define success by what I could achieve.  I only found value in myself if I was living up to the expectations of myself and others.  I was only satisfied when the church was full and momentum was in full swing.  The result was that I always felt as if I was playing “catch up”.  I was always chasing the next big win.  I was never enjoying the moment or considering where God would have me focusing.

I’ve spent the last few weeks reconsidering what I want my life to be known for.  Do I want to be know by what I’ve done or by who I am.  I want to be known for what I attempted and what I loved, not by what I accomplished.  I don’t know if that even makes sense, but it’s the truth.

I think it is healthier to define by success by what you love and are called to do. In other words, what I’m passionate about. The people that I truly impact will know me more for my character and less for how big my church is or how much money I made.

(This is a raw post that I didn’t refine, so it might not make complete sense)

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