Success Is Where The Heart Is
Speaker: Marc Yount
Success at work is biblical when you define success according the the example Jesus gave us. True success can be defined by how much you impact the lives of others. Then their successes become yours.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” – Philippians 2:3-4
How ambitious can you really be and still love Jesus? Is there a conflict between wanting to be successful and being Christ-like? Even when we know our work matters to God, we can still be left with questions about how to live out our faith at work in practical ways.
One way to align these goals – loving Jesus and being professionally successful – is to redefine success. You can define success by how much you’ve impacted the lives of those around you. You have an opportunity to develop those who report to you as well as those to whom you report at work. This can lead to quantifiable business success and measurable life-transforming success. When you’re intentional about developing those around you, their successes become yours.
When have you experienced tension between your work and faith, only to realize they don’t have to be at odds? What can you learn from those past experiences and apply to your work today?
- What is your personal definition of success? How does your faith factor in?
- When have you experienced success by focusing on or investing in others?
- How can you have a positive influence on those around you at work? Consider those who report to you, your peers and those to whom you report.
Identify someone in whom you can invest at work. Make note of the successes that your support helps them achieve and the impact that has on your success.
Go through the 4-day YouVersion devotional Serve at Work.