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Measuring Success

Thursday, October 07, 2010

This was originally posted on a message board, but the fire in my spirit on the subject refuses to be contained so I am sharing it here as well. ~

It hit me last night after reading an email from SparkPeople and this morning it is a fire in my spirit, so please bear with me. Throughout my life I have considered myself a failure on so many levels (many, MANY levels!)...all because I CHOSE to measure my success using someone else's ruler! For the last few months (yes...I'm that slow to catch on I have run across articles, literature, quotes, emails, you name it, that have been telling me things like "slow and steady wins the race", "take time to enjoy the journey", "the key to happiness is patience", "everything in its own time", "God has a plan for everyone". This morning it finally clicked! My God placed me on this earth with a plan in store for my life and NOTHING can stand in the way of God's plans! Every fall, every transgression, every mountain, every failure has a purpose toward completing that plan just as valuable as the victories do. My success is defined by my perseverance...not my position! Every year, every month, every week, every day, every hour, and every minute the Lord draws me nearer and nearer to Him. My flaws don't reside in my actions...they reside in perspective of the importance of the journey itself! God makes no mistakes and He lives in me! He has forgiven me for all that have done, so who am I to hold a grudge against myself for things He has already deemed healed. So I am making it my mission to learn to measure my success my God's see the way He holds me in His arms with pride, to feel the love He places in me and around, to let His energy and light flow through me knowing that I am worthy of that energy because HE said so! We are all unique and God gave each of us an separate purpose in life. We are doing ourselves a grand injustice by comparing our our mountains and victories to those that belong to our neighbors! They aren't on our path and we aren't on theirs. So at some point today , if you will, just close your eyes and quiet yourself if only for a moment and sincerely tell yourself how proud you are of YOU! For one small moment, give the support that you give so freely to others to yourself and love you the way God loves you, see you the way God sees you...and when you open your eyes let that pride shine out into the world. You never know who you may bless with that gleaming glance. I hope you all have a blessed day!
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