True Success

August 30, 2008

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” – Proverbs 4:23

Our culture is obsessed with success. We are obsessed not only with our own personal success, but we may be even more obsessed with providing our children with the tools they need to become successful. We all do our best, but a lot of times, there’s confusion about what real success is. There’s a nebulous understanding that success means that our child will one day get a good education, have a good job, a good family and be good citizens.

But that is a very short-sighted view. It’s not much success if our children grow up to have worldly success for fifty years and then spend eternity in hell. That’s a temporary success, but an eternal failure.

In God’s eyes, success means discovering His will for your life and using that purpose for the glory of God, not for the glory of self. We must see that big picture when we help our children become truly successful. When a child grows to understand that, then the child has a far greater chance of experiencing real, lasting success, for they will be successful in God’s eyes.