Real Success In Life
17 October 2021
2 Corinthians 10:13 'We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the field God has assigned to us, a field that reaches even to you.'
The word translated 'field' here is an interesting one. It means 'a limited area', or 'a 'measure'. God has a 'zone of influence' prepared for every Christian believer. Your zone of influence is where your real success in life will be. Now, success means different things to different people. For a Christian, though, success is measured by how much we fill our zone of influence. The question is not 'how big is your stock portfolio', or, 'how good is your new car?' The question is: 'how much positive change have you brought in Jesus' name, for the Kingdom of God?' Paul didn't need to didn't need to work in someone else' zone. He was too busy seeing great results within his sphere of influence!
Prayer: 'Lord, please help me to bring positive change in my world today; help me to look beyond the limits of worldly success to see the incredible possibilities for living in my zone of influence.'
© Mal Fletcher 2003-2004