Sony’s Thoughts: True Success

The other day, I was thinking about success and what it really is. defines it as

1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
3. a successful performance or achievement.

But is that the true definition of success? At the end of my life, I will feel successful if I have stayed close to my Savior … if I’ve fulfilled His purposes in my life … if I was a light in a dark world to lead others into relationship with Him. If I’ve done all that, nothing that the world terms success will matter because it will all burn one day anyway. I can’t take worldly success with me when I die but I can take the people who come to know Christ as a result of me being a Godly success and, to me, that is worth more than anything this world has to offer.

For more Southern Gospel news and commentary—follow our RSS feed or sign up for our email updates!

3 Letters to the Editor

Southern Gospel Journal welcomes letters to the editor. We will post the most thoughtful and insightful submissions. Ground rules: Don't attack or belittle groups or fellow posters, or advance heresies rejected by orthodox Christianity. Do keep comments positive, constructive, and on topic.
  1. Really needed to read that tonight. It’s not about talent or ability, but our availability to lead others to Christ. We get caught up in our own sucess stories that we forget our calling as Christians.

  2. I love the thought of taking those I’ve influenced to heaven with me…puts it all in perspective.

  3. It’s funny that you post this today, Sony. I spoke about this exact thing in Sunday School this morning and played Greater Vision’s Faces to go along with it. Great post, as always!