Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What Success & Failure DON'T Mean!

I saw some live blogging of a talk at a conference recently that has got my brain working on a thought.

Basically, the thought was that SUCCESS at something doesn't necessarily mean God is blessing that! (take Hugh Heffner's success, for example) That is probably not a new thought for most, but maybe the inverse is.

FAILURE doesn't necessarily mean that God is NOT blessing an endeavor. Maybe failing is needed to teach a lesson that needs to be taught. Maybe it was the wrong time.

Here's the catch: We far too often base our self-worth on whether we are succeeding or failing! But that is the wrong litmus test! Our worth is based solely on who we are in God's eyes.

(BTW- Sometimes our definition of success and failure is the problem too!)

Anyway, I would love to hear your thoughts on this!


mdrrt said...

I agree entirely. Failure can definitely be the direct result of our own selfish nature. For me I like to get things done ASAP, but unfortunately that may not be God's plan. If we could all just get rid of ourselves and let God lead according to His plan the world would be a much better place.

Billy said...

Thanks for the thought! You are right! For another thought on time skip over to http://www.evotional.com

Mark Batterson has some sweet thoughts.

Anonymous said...

all i know is i got a fortune cookie today that said "failure is a dress rehearsal for success"

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