His Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things enter into the joy of your lord.” – Matthew 25:21 (NKJV)
How do you define success? Is that definition something that you are afraid of? Have you limited your growth due to not wanting more responsibility?
I know what you are thinking, “Why would someone be afraid of success?” Isn’t success what everyone is seeking? Success is usually defined as the attainment of an aim, popularity, or profits. Why would someone be afraid of that? This kind of definition puts the emphasis on the perks that success can bring rather than on what success really is. Yes, success does have perks, but success is not about perks. Successful entrepreneurs tend to have profitable businesses and enjoy a certain level of influence, but that is not what success is all about. True success is great responsibilities with the joy of the Lord. Yes, success in God means He will give you more assets to manage, more people to lead, a greater level of influence and more will be demanded of you. Unlike the world, however, these responsibilities come with His joy. What is His joy? It is a peace that passes all understanding; it is a restful state in the midst of growing demand on your time and energy. It is grace to handle pressure without feeling under pressure. It is what Jesus called rest in the midst of labor. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” – Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV). Log in to read the full article