Why does 'being successful' seem to depend on what job you have or how much money you make?
Or if you own a house or a nice car?
And how does/did the enemy make me feel like I'm not successful because I don't have these things? (nasty piece of work)
I was at my grandparents yesterday and Aunt and Uncle and Mum and Dad chatted about all us kids - and other cousins too -what we're doing with our lives etc. And somehow in it all, I started feeling that what I do and how I've chosen to have kids first and all that, well that its not as 'good' as maybe what my cousins are doing by having a good-paying job and buying houses etc.. don't you just love it how the devil seems to make us feel crap. don't worry, God got in my ear pretty quick and affirmed my life choices - ultimately because I have life in Him! - and it made me think why I AM successful!! So here goes:
I am successful because I finished a degree, while mostly a single mum, trying to support myself and my son!
I am successful because I moved out young and have supported myself and my son well.
I am successful because I have a great marriage.
I am successful because I have two great kids and I enjoy my time with them, and they fill my life with joy.
I am successful because I have deep friendships with people that care very much about me and my family.
I am successful because I have a ministry and I am a leader in my church.
I am successful because I have good relationships with my family members.
I am successful because I enjoy a hobby and do it well (when I do).
And most of all, I am successful because I have a relationship with Jesus Christ, He lives inside me. He provides all my needs, and at the end of time, I will not be able to take my job, money, house with me to Heaven, but will be judged on the difference I made on earth in people and in the Kingdom of God, and hopefully I will hear my God say 'Well done, good and faithful servant'....
So there! I am successful! And mostly through Christ my Lord!