I need to stop thinking in terms of my own personal successes and/or failures but rather my thinking needs to revolve around God's purpose for my life. It's not about me...a simple saying and yet so profound. I have to work at aligning my mind/heart with the will of God. What I may consider to be a success in my life may not actually be so...it may not be what God has intended...therefore not carrying out his will.
It's not about the end result. It's not about the goal in itself. It all lys in the process...the journey is, in fact, more curcial than the outcome. We are continuously molded by him, shaped as his vessels to do a fine work for him. We're no longer living for ourselves but only for him, in him, and through him.
I've realized that, although I've surrendered myself to Christ, I haven't mastered the surrender of my life or my will...for they are all different. We may say that we are willing to live for Christ, but, unless we give up our will...our ideas and prefabricated notions about where we are going and how we're living...we're not letting go entirely.
Anyway...just some stuff I've been contemplating lately. Not sure if it makes any sense to anyone but me...lol. Feel free to comment.
Take care all and god bless