Success is the magnitude of the beneficial footprint you leave on society?
How many people do you have an effect on and what type of impact do you have?
The things you do or the things you enjoy is where you look to gauge success.
Who do you see as successful and why?
What is success in your relm?
Secularly we look inward to define success
Who do we as people idolize or glorify?
Each of these are the best or at the top of their profession... Whether you like them or not facts are facts
This life on earth is like a highway... Think about the ride up here. There were turns, curves, bumps, bridges, we passed people, people passed us, there were big cars, little cars, trucks, vans, and other buses. But only two of those hundreds of vehicles on the road took the same path as us.
1 Kings 2:3
Genesis 39:2-6 Take a look at Joseph's life
Definition of Success: The World vs. The Word
As the world sees success, it is the achievement of a social status, completing a goal, reaching an objective or the achievement of an action in a specified set of time.
The way God defines success is so much different than the way the world does.
Success to those in the world means achieving something that is useful in this life on earth.
Success as God sees it is something that is achieved that is of infinite, eternal value in this life and in the life to come. That is a huge difference indeed.
Who are some peeps in the bible that would be considered successful in a Godly sense as we as a worldly sense. Explain
David, Daniel, Joseph
Scripture of the cup bearer was he successful?
Following Jesus isn't something you can do at night where no one notices. It is a twenty four hour a day commitment that will interfere with your life. That's not the small print that's a guarantee.
Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?
Idols are defeated not by being removed but by being replaced.