Many of have love affairs with “success” which is why we can so easily fall susceptible to a spiral of insecurity.
If we’re honest – no matter who we are and whatever discipline of work we’re involved with – we have some perception of success.
That in itself isn’t bad but what if our perception of success becomes like a love affair; an obsession of value and self-worth? Check video below (for RSS feeds).
Pastors and leaders aren’t impervious to such pursuits of “success.” In fact, maybe we are more susceptible. And in these days of constant bombardment of various forms of new media, it’s easy to compare ourselves to others – other leaders, churches, ministries, non-profits, etc.
I am no different.
I’d like to think that as I turn 41 soon and coming upon 20 years in ministry, I would have outgrown such shallow comparisons but it’s still an ongoing struggle.
When we’re immature
…when our rootedness is not in the Gospel of Christ, then it leads us into dangerous and lonely places Continue reading “our love affair with success”