Kris and I still watch that old movie every time it airs. I’m sure you know the story. Kansas boy, Michael J. Fox, moves to New York City with a dream of making it big in business. By the way, can you believe that movie came out twenty-two years ago? Kind of makes me want to pull Top Gun and The Breakfast Club out of the family vault. Where have all the good movies gone?
Kris and I were talking about success recently. We set family goals, financial goals, and personal goals. But whether or not I get my own personal G-2 jet by the time I’m 40 years old remains to be seen. Aim high, right?
But, none of those successes really matter. Not really. Any material possessions we accumulate can be gone tomorrow. Hey. I live in tornado alley. An F-5 can wipe me out faster than I can down a box of Junior Mints.
The kind of success that matters is how I’ve grown spiritually. How I’ve affected changed lives.
I hope. I HOPE that as I grow older, and I measure my own success, that I am able to say….
I know Christ more today than I did yesterday.
I am so much more aware of who Christ is in me.
I’ve allowed God to use me to make another’s life a little better.
The rest, as a good friend recently told me, is “fluff.” Our spiritual success is what really matters. I hope I’m investing more of myself into the things of the Kingdom than I am into the fluff.
Because, I am nothing without Him.
Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ…Philippians 3:8