Defining success presents numerous challenges. The bottom line often determines the success or failure of a job, generally based on financial reports. An examination of the bottom line does not, however, always give an accurate assessment of success or failure.
When we gage success strictly “by the numbers” we often miss how God works to achieve His will. In the eyes of God success is found when husbands loving their wives as Christ loved the church, when wives submit to their husbands as to the Lord, when children obey their parents, and when fathers train their children in the instruction and discipline of the Lord.
Success will be found in the moral and ethical conduct of Christians in the community and workplace. God measures success not in the number of souls added to the church, but in the simplicity and power of the message preached to every creature. When Christians feed on the word of God, mature in the faith, and the pattern of leadership is followed, God sees success.
A beautiful picture of success is painted when we look through the eyes of our God.