What does success look like to you? How do you know when you have achieved success?
Yes - success. What is success? To me success is not the size of the bank account or what car I drive or what clothes I wear. Do I love designer clothes? I do. What girl doesn’t? But am I “successful” because I own a Louis Vuitton? No, how silly. Success to me is an inside job. Its being content with having little or having much, like the disciple Paul explains in his letter to the Romans. It is being able to live in the present free from worry, doubt and fear. Success is not outward. External trappings will never be enough to satisfy the soul. Like C.S. Lewis explains: “You are not a body with a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful response, Tamra!