Boots: Michael Kors
Necklace: Forever 21
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend!
A couple friend bloggers and I went on a thrifting together and it was so fun! (I will post pictures this week and tell you more about it!)
I was able so spend some quality time with W on Saturday night and continue to find new ways to cook good, healthy meals for my challenge (see here). I need to post a recipe on what I cooked!
Sunday I started my first day on the coffee committee at church! I am so excited about it. I love church and I love coffee.. such a great pair! :)
What is the definition of success being successful?
I think a lot of people get stuck into thinking there is a specific path to success: having a dream job, getting married within your "appropriate" timeline, having kids, getting promoted, being a positive role model in the community, retire comfortably, etc.
I think people get a false perception that there is a specific timeline for their life and which events need to occur in their life and specific things that need to happen in order to be successful.
But when really thinking about being successful, is there really one true definition for it?
I don't think so.
Why dont I think so?
All people start from different places, have different things happen to them, believe different things, want different things. How can there be one true definition of success when no everyone has the same starting point? Or even the same desired ending point?
For example, success for my dad was getting out of Iran, getting an US education, making a life for himself in a foreign country, learning the language and continuing to grow in wealth.
Success for me? Being happy, having the ability to help others, serving for Christ, Jesus being pleased with me and more.
Success is having a positive attitude even when you have some doubt
Success is keeping your hope alive in your illness
Success is putting another meal on the table for your family
Success is being able to give a little more than you were able to before
Success is being able to give at all
Success is making it from home to work and back again safely
Success is not giving up even when you didn't get the interview
There is not one definition for being successful, but many.
No matter where you are in your life, there are so many successes. You are successful. It's so freeing to know you don't have to be chained down to the mainstream idea of success.
What is being successful to you?
Do you believe you are a success? I do. :)
Let me pray for you.
Lord, help remind us to not be conformed by this world but focused on the things of the kingdom and of the Spirit. Help us remember that we all have unique journeys that you have planned for us and that your dreams are far better and bigger than we could imagine. I pray for health, healing and prosperity for all of you today.
In Jesus name, Amen.