Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Definition of Success

Read these words and next to each word note if the word exemplifies success or failure.

Nice home
Loved by family
Deserted by family
Lots of friends
A few friends
Spent time in prison
Never convicted of a crime

Jesus was poor, homeless, deserted by his hometown, had a few close friends who denied they knew him, spent time in prison and lived a controversial life.

Yet Jesus had the greatest purpose of any man that ever lived on earth. His purpose? He died for our sins so we might live in relationship with God forever.

A good man might give his life for someone he loved, but Jesus gave His life for all including those who hate Him.

Does that make you rethink your definition of success?

Go out and live the life God has called you to, and you will be a success. Your live may not be a success in the eyes of people, but a success in the eyes of God should be our purpose for each day.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach

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