Much has been said about “A life well lived”, but how would you define such a life? What does it take to make us successful? Many would answer, “good health”, “great wealth”, “fame”, etc. But what do you say? More importantly, What’s the right answer? Just guessing isn’t good enough. Nor is feeling good about your assumption sufficient. Feeling good about your life doesn’t make your life good.
True success is simply discovering the will of God and doing it. So, if I had to put it into one word it would be “submission”. Success isn’t about your accomplishments, popularity, possessions, power, etc. And that ought to encourage us.Those who submit themselves to the will of God are successful although they can’t live the life style of the rich and famous.
We don’t have to keep up with others or surpass anyone else. Success isn’t about beating others. We aren’t in competition with anyone else. Our only need is to submit ourselves to the will of God. That makes us successful, regardless of how we are viewed by others. A godly housewife is just as successful as a famous missionary. An elderly prayer warrior confined to a nursing home is just as important as a popular preacher. The hard-working man who provides for his family and guides them in the ways of the Lord is more valuable than the “most valuable player” in the “Super Bowl”.
So, just one question remains–“How successful are you?”. You don’t have to be a failure. Success is within the reach of every person. All we have have to do is discover God’s will and do it. What are you doing? Those who hear the Lord say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant” are those who did His will. That is a live well lived!