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)