The True Meaning of Success

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Featured article: Attaining True and Biblical Success in Life

One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor.

They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

After their return from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the trip.

“It was great, Dad,” the son replied.

“Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked.

“Oh Yeah,” said the son.

“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.

The son answered:

“I saw that we have one dog and they had four.”

“We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.”

“We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.”

“Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.”

“Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are.”

“We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.”

“We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.”

“We buy our food, but they grow theirs.”

“We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “It showed me just how poor we really are.”

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Reflection:

In this world, success comes in various shapes in sizes. In our story, the rich dad thought that his success comes from his wealth.

On the other hand, the son soon realized that those people who we think are “poor” are also those people who have the greatest possession.

However, do you want to know the real definition of success? It should be that you successfully become part of God’s family and His Kingdom.

Mark 8:36 tells us:

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

Success is nothing apart from God.

Aim for the success that will last forever.

Aim for the success that will not only make you blessed in this lifetime, but also in the life to come!

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