The Secret of My Success.


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?

Anyhoo…

 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

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6 responses to “The Secret of My Success.

  1. Julie Beasley

    I really hope you get your own G-2. Bart works for Gulfstream and they could use the business!

  2. Judy

    I think you have always balanced your faith with other success…I don’t know of a time that your faith didn’t come first….wellllllll, maybe when you were 16 lol……just kidding….

  3. Julie Beasley

    I am hoping that you get the G-2. Bart works for Gulfstream and they could use the business!

  4. So true…It is comforting to know where you stand with Christ.

    Love that scripture!

    I have to remind you of a couple of other movies from that same genre…

    Sixteen Candles
    Pretty in Pink

  5. Wow I love that movie!..The scene when he was changing in the elevator and got caught and made it look like he was a posing body builder…Hysterical! MJ was a movie juggernaut for a good minute there. And I must say that I too hope for the very same things in my own personal life. There is no feeling like the feeling of being used to help change lives in the least. I have come to see that the ‘fluff’ is just not worth it’s weight in the end either….

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