Thursday, August 02, 2012
1. Am I gaining the kind of wisdom that will help me know how to be a parent even at the odd, unexpected moments?What do you note? None of those are about career - they are all about character.
2. Am I growing in the virtues of Christ, so that I am responding to my wife in a godly manner, even when I am tired and exhausted from the day?
3. Am I developing as a Christ-follower so that I am following Jesus into the will of God, no matter what stage of life I am in?
4. Am I maturing as a minister so that my words and actions are appropriate and godly?
A prerequisite to doing any job well is that we be good people. That seems to get lost in the self-help sorts of churches we run into these days.
God has blessed me - richly. I say that and I can also say I have succeeded and I have failed at many things. But this I have learned. In failure, if I am God's man, I am blessed and content. In success the same is true - and being content is the key.
Focus on being God's person and let him worry about your career.