Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional 6th June – Why The Comparison?

(How True Success Is Measured)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

Success means a lot of different things to different people, but the most important meaning of success is living the victorious life through God’s Word. It also means to achieve God’s desired goals for your life. This is why your success shouldn’t be measured by comparing your life with someone else’s, because you may not know God’s plan for that person’s life. Don’t think you’re failing just because someone else is “succeeding.” God doesn’t define success that way!

The measurement of your success can only be done between yourself and the Lord. He measures your success by how much you’re able to accomplish of the things He’s planned for you to do, in the different phases of your life. You can look at your life today, even now, and tell whether you’re a success, in this phase of your life.

God’s dream is for you to heap success upon success. If you’re successful now, He can count on you for more, and trust you with an even higher level of success tomorrow. Therefore, measure your success at each point in your life by comparing your performance or accomplishments with the goals you set to achieve at the beginning.

You can be a success on one level and then you face challenges. When you overcome them, you get promoted to another level of success. It’s like in school, where you take tests and exam before getting a promotion. He’s given you the ability to be successful; just do your part and enjoy a life of unending glory!

Go Deeper
Philippians 3:13; Hebrews 12:2

Dear Lord, thank you for showing me how to run with patience the race that you’ve set before me. My gaze is on you Lord Jesus, and my energies are focused on fulfilling your plans and purpose for my life. I refuse to compare myself with anyone else, but measure my success in life with your Word, amen.

Daily Bible Reading
John 20:1-18, 1 Chronicles 20-22
1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Ecclesiastes 3-4

Spend some time in fellowship with the Holy Spirit and align yourself with His plans and purposes for your life.

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