Sunday, September 27, 2009

Be a Crowning Success

From The Word for You Devotional

Are You a Workaholic?

When you experience rejection early in life, you feel like you constantly have to "prove" yourself, so you become a workaholic in order to gain people's acceptance: One woman writes, "I can still hear my father yelling, telling me I'd never be any good, never amount to anything. The more he yelled, the more determined I became to prove him wrong."

Do you have voices like that in your head? It's true that you'll succeed by working hard, but to experience lasting satisfaction you must know that you're fulfilling God's will for your life. When all I said and done, what matters most is knowing you're loved and accepted by God. What can top that?

God measures with a different yardstick.

He won't ask what kind of car you drove, but how many people you gave rides to.

He won't ask the square footage of your home, but how you raised your children and treated your family.

He won't ask about the brand names in your closet, but who you helped to clothe.

He won't ask about your salary, but how much you invested into the bu8ilding of His Kingdom.

He won't ask about your job title, but if you tried to perform with excellence and integrity.

He won't ask how many friends you had, but how many people you were a friend to.

He won't ask what neighborhood you lived in, but if you loved your neighbor.

He won't ask about your politics or the color of your skin, but about the quality of your character.

So don't just work hard, work hard for the right reasons!

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