Friday, March 28, 2014

Defining Success

The Lord promised Joshua that if he would meditate on the Book of the Law and obey the Lord, God would give him success.  For Joshua that meant conquering the Promised Land.  For believers today, it is somewhat more difficult to define success.  Is it more money?  More influence?  A long earthly life?  For a church or ministry, is success a larger budget?  A bigger building?  More people coming?  More impact on people? 

Terry Burns, a Christian author, shares a wise insight for how Christian authors can define success.  What if God wants to use an author to only influence a few? . . .

"How do we know if we have succeeded in our writing goals if we haven't defined what success is to us?

When I wrote the novel Mysterious Ways, God obviously knew where He wanted it to go and He saw to it that it went there. As I said, I have no idea how that was accomplished. It wasn’t a large group, but it was where He intended it to go.

We all have to ask ourselves that question: What if the market God has in mind isn’t a large number, what if it is a smaller group?"

Read the entire article, "How Do You Define Success in Your Writing?" by Terry Burns here.

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