The Measure of Success

By Eryka T. Johnson

How do you measure success? Some feel that the measure of success is purely based on one’s ability to achieve. This, of course, creates the need to strive and often times end with disappointment because the mark is not reached. It leads one to spiral out of control, like a mad person, believing that you just don’t have what it takes.

More and more, I’m realizing that success is really measured by your obedience. I once heard a friend use this phase ‘God = Success and Success = God’. The more obedient you are to HIM and His instructions, the greater the success of your hands. Take a look at the instructions that were given back in the book of Joshua.

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. (Joshua 1:7 NIV)

For me, I have committed to living out my vision wholeheartedly. I’m not doing it one day then quit for six months and then restart again. The formula that works best for me is seeing the vision, mapping it out but leaving room for changes, and executing it to my full capability. In other words, when I show up, I make every moment count. I’m committed to reaching my goals and know that as I be obedient & true to who I am, I will achieve.

So, commit today to purposely being obedient. If this is an area of struggle for you, start slowly. Try being obedient daily then increase it to weekly until it becomes a natural part of who you are.

How do you measure success? Please leave me a comment below.

Eryka T. Johnson