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God’s Definition of Success

Two friends were called by God to do inner-city youth ministry over the summer. One led dozens of kids to Christ, while the other only managed to build friendships with the children. Now, which of these two was most successful? Actually, both!

God’s way of measuring success is not based on the results we may be able to see, or count. Instead, it’s a simple matter of trust and obedience. If by faith, you trust in Christ as your life and obediently walk in the path He has set before you, God calls you a good and faithful servant.

Remember, God has gifted each of us in different ways, so measuring our lives by some earthly standard is just not accurate. Instead, let’s focus on His standard of grace… loving trust, and faithful obedience.

Preston Gillham

About the Author

As a co-founder, Preston Gillham led Lifetime for 30 years. Preston is a writer, speaker, and leadership guide. He has authored numerous articles and several books including No Mercy and Battle for the Round Tower. He blogs on “Life and Leadership”. More about Preston, his writings, speaking, and his consulting practice can be located at PrestonGillham.com.