The measure of success

And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Ps. 90:17

All our plans and skills only can take us so far, especially when we are involved in faith-based enterprises. It is God we have to please and God who may intervene when success seems impossible (or inevitable). When our efforts and motives are focused on gaining His approval, success becomes a bi-product rather than a goal. And success may not be measured in the same way the world measures it.

Lord, help me be successful in living a life that gains Your approval.