3 results for tag: success

How Should a Christian Define Success?

There is a television commercial that shows a man in his 60’s walking from the first class cabin in an airplane to take a seat next to a younger version of himself who is working away in a coach seat. The older man gives financial advice to himself as a younger person. Then he returns to his first class seat, either because he can now afford it or perhaps he just needs to be closer to the bathroom. This is a bit of intriguing fantasy. What would we say if we could go back in time and give ourselves one piece of advice, if we had just one shot to influence our lives based on our life experience? Here’s my answer. I would tell my younger ...

The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes

“If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.” Those words were penned by British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge who understood the grave implications of taking God out of the equation of life. To satisfy our deepest yearning for true meaning and purpose, people look elsewhere. Sooner or later, people find themselves engulfed in the sea of power, wealth, and pleasure in their forlorn hope to create ‘success.’ (more…)

What You Can Learn from the Wisest Person Ever Lived

Imagine yourself in a dream talking with God face to face. You feel engulfed in His presence with eternal peace and joy you've never felt before. You think to yourself this may be what Heaven is truly like. Now, God asks you the billion dollar question, “If you could ask for anything in the world and get one thing, what would it be?”   I know the probability of this happening is near zero, but just bear with me and think about how you will respond. I would presume that many of us would seek an answer that is considered one or more of these categories: I want Bill Gate's wealth; I want David Beckham's popularity; I want Albert Einstein's ...