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brittney's 30 day blog challenge, day 2:
my definition of success

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned." (john 15:5-6)

hm, this is a really good topic.  honestly, i consider myself inadequate at a lot of things, and i think that is the way we're made (as demonstrated by the verse above).  my goal is to do God's work on earth in obedience to his will for his kingdom and my life. i only know what pleases God because of his Word...which is the guideline for my life.  i think living a life of personal integrity (being a woman of my word) and being full of compassion for his children is what makes you successful here on earth.  being fully entangled in his ways and will, putting no other thing before my desire for discovering his heart and giving him mine.

i consider healthy relationships successes, especially with family (husbands, siblings, parents, and children).  a more finite, personal measure of success would include the ability to communicate effectively and sincerely.  other things that i consider success are finishing what you start and doing what you set out to do with a right attitude, learning from your past, listening to and applying good and Godly counsel, and being able to share your knowledge and wisdom with others.  also, your motivation: doing nothing out of selfish ambition, but considering others better than yourself (phil 2:3). 

i definitely do NOT think money or possessions are a measure of success, but attitude and one's heart.

tomorrow: favorite teacher.  oh goodness.  this ought to be good. 

and, because i feel like it, i am showing you this video... which i've probably watched twice a day since i heard about it.

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