To be successful means living the victorious life through God’s Word. It also means to achieve God’s desired goals for your life. You ought not to measure your success by comparing yourself with someone else, because you may not know God’s plan for that person’s life. Don’t think you’re failing just because someone else is “succeeding.” God doesn’t define success that way.
Success is relative, and we’re all at different stages in life. Between you and God, you can
know whether you’re successful or not. God measures your success by how much you’re able
to accomplish of the things He’s planned for you to do, at different phases of your life. You can look at your life today, even now, and tell whether you’re a success, at this phase of your life.
God’s dream is for you to heap success upon success. If you’re successful now, He can count
on you for more, and entrust you with an even higher level of success tomorrow. Therefore,
measure your success at each point in your life by comparing your performance or accomplishments with the goals you set to achieve at the beginning. You can be a success at a certain level and then the goal broadens, the challenges are increased, and the dyke is raised.
When you overcome the challenges and attain
those new goals, you become a success again at
that new level. It goes on that way from one level of glory to another.