Your success in life is not as important as your love for God. Ouch! Does that sound wrong? It does by world standards. But what if your love for God comes through personal failure? What you gain is far more valuable than any economic or social success.
God is far more interested in your heart than your status. If you want success in life more than you want God, then your priorities are upside down. Put God first and let Him help you with your goals. Let Him give you better goals.
With God, it’s not the destination it’s the journey. How you get there means more than if you get there. If we want what He wants, then and ups or downs along the way won’t bother us as much. That’s a hard message to embrace in light of our very competitive culture. We can’t worry about saving face if we are living humbly before our God. Just get over it. The world isn’t going to understand.
It’s not that God doesn’t want to see you successful. He’d love to see you successful, if He can trust you with it. It’s that He’s concerned with how you get there. Love God with all your heart. You won’t lose your dreams. You’ll get blessed dreams.