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How do you measure Success

Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by Introverted1293, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 My name is Jesse Supporter

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    Do you consider someone more successful than you because of a degree they may have and you don't have? Or is it the amount of money people make? There are people who own their own businesses and never stepped into a college, and yet they are rich.

    How do you measure success?
     
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  2. redblue22

    redblue22 You Are Special.

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    love.
     
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  3. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 My name is Jesse Supporter

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    Good answer
     
  4. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    As Jesus to the ekklesia (disciples born again) says:
    "Rejoice that you names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life" !
     
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  5. Sketcher

    Sketcher Born Imperishable

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    Depends on the context. There's more successful materially, there's more successful in terms of free time, there's more successful in terms of marriage and family. Very few people are "rich" in all three of these areas.
     
  6. yeshuaslavejeff

    yeshuaslavejeff simple truth, martyr, disciple of Yahshua

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    1 Corinthians 1:26 Among Ekklesia (believers) not many rich or educated or well to do.....
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    For look at your own calling as Christians, my brothers. You don’t see among you many of the wise (according to this world’s judgment) nor many of the ruling class, nor many from the noblest families. But God has chosen what the world calls foolish to shame the wise; he has chosen what the world calls weak to shame the strong. He has chosen things of little strength and small repute, yes and even things which have no real existence to explode the pretensions of the things that are—that no man may boast in the presence of God. Yet from this same God you have received your standing in Jesus Christ, and he has become for us the true wisdom, a matter, in practice, of being made righteous and holy, in fact, of being redeemed. And this makes us see the truth of scripture: ‘He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.
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    Just look at yourselves, brothers — look at those whom God has called! Not many of you are wise by the world’s standards, not many wield power or boast noble birth.
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    Notice among yourselves, dear brothers, that few of you who follow Christ have big names or power or wealth.
     
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  7. blackribbon

    blackribbon Not a newbie

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    Success will be measured on Judgment Day when our lives will be judged by Jesus.

    Matt 25:23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
     
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  8. ImAllLikeOkWaitWat

    ImAllLikeOkWaitWat For who can resist his will?

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    $$$$$$$$$
     
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  9. blackribbon

    blackribbon Not a newbie

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    so Jesus and Paul weren't very successful...hmmmm....
     
  10. salt-n-light

    salt-n-light Well-Known Member Supporter

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    By how much they are willing to give.
     
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  11. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    Happiness, contentment, and fulfillment in all (or most) aspects and pursuits in life.
     
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  12. adnan007

    adnan007 New Member

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    If someone is happy and healthy and have more skills and money than me, I'll consider them more successful than me.
     
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  13. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God Supporter

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    by how much you have personally grown as a person.
     
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  14. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 My name is Jesse Supporter

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    That is pretty heavy. But it is true
     
  15. Toro

    Toro Oh, Hello!

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    Depends on where ones treasure lies and if they arrive there.

    For some money is their god and so they measure success according to bank account.
    For some success is dependent on a happy family life.
    For some it is based on how they will be remembered
    On and on and on.

    To some it is measured by Matthew 25:23 and what we hear when it matters.

    But honestly, one is successful if they achieve whatever it is they pursue...... the value of that success in that pursuit is another issue.
     
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  16. timewerx

    timewerx the village i--o--t--

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    I think Vincent Van Gogh said, having a dog makes one successful!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 My name is Jesse Supporter

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    I never thought of it like that.
     
  18. Introverted1293

    Introverted1293 My name is Jesse Supporter

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    LOL
     
  19. mukk_in

    mukk_in Yankees Fan Supporter

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    No matter how one defines success, as King Solomon said, its meaningless. Just something that I do to keep my job. The true success is in loyalty to the Lord Jesus and His great commission. Peace in Christ :).
     
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  20. sunshineforJesus

    sunshineforJesus is so in love with God Supporter

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    It makes sense to me.
     
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