Define success. How do you know whether you have accomplished what you have set out to accomplish? The world has an idea of what it takes to be successful. So does God. Reading through Luke 9:1-27, we see this verse:
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
Luke 9:25 NASB
Exactly where is the gain if we meet the world’s definition of succes, but not God’s? How do we gain ourselves? Interesting, we must lose our life to gain it. As we surrender our life to God, He provides meaning and purpose that we wouldn’t have otherwise. Are we defining success as God does? Are we on the path to be successful as God desires for us?