Personal success is often measured by wealth, or who has the most and best "stuff".
But these measures can be smoke and mirrors and are at best temporary. A company can lay off half the staff and quickly reduce salary expense and increase profit; but is that a change that is good for it's ongoing stability and profitability....maybe...maybe not. A man can be financially wealthy....and lose his family while he's at it. An individual can buy a lot of nice "stuff"...and have a ton of debt. All of these measurement methods are one stock market crash or one hurricane away from meaning nothing. They have no substance.
There is a new movement in some companies now to tie compensation to corporate culture. Why? Because they have begun to realize that there is more to measuring success than the short-sighted numbers methodology.
How then to measure true personal success? C-H-A-R-A-C-T-E-R. Your character is the only thing that you truly have control of. It is the best benchmark for personal success.
Jesus Christ was a man of character. There was no hype or phoniness to his life. He was, and is, the authentic God-Man. That is why millions and millions follow Him and His teachings. Let this be a week we demonstrate the character of Christ in our lives.
"Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike." ~ Theodore Roosevelt.
You are God's children whom he loves, so try to be like him.
~ Ephesians 5:1
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