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How to measure success? – Sermon Series

tape measureSo many people are looking at others Instagram, Facebooks and Twitter accounts to see how their life measures up.  What if there were a better, more encouraging way, to see how we measure up rather than looking at other people’s lives.  What if we stopped chasing other people’s stories and started allowing our story to be successful.  How much would your attitude, marriage, job, parenting and many other experiences change?  Over the next six weeks, we will look at the measures that really matter when it comes to living a successful life.

 

Meeting with God ~ daily!  Psalm 1  Keep your eye on the ball, picture what success looks like, make a dream board are phrases and encouragements from those who would like you to be successful.  There are other factors, though: others are trying to get the ball, your picture changes because of life events, dream boards come, go and get lost.  What is the best way to measure success on a daily basis that has long term effects: prioritizing your daily meeting schedule.

 

Honoring God ~ daily!  Galatians 6:7-8  Social media is ripe with dissension, shootings are happening consistently at our schools, Black and Blue lives no longer are sacred.  What has happened to our society?  And remember, society is made up of individuals and families.  What will change the culture of our lives and our communities?  Maybe it  is time to plant some new seeds that will change the landscape.

 

Encouraging others ~ weekly!  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12  Bullying has become a normal story from schoolhouse to the corporate boardroom.  We continue to make decisions at a dizzying pace with no assurance that things will work out. Depression and anxiety have shown a sharp rise in and among people. If bullying proves that hurt people hurt people, and we continue to live with no assurance in our decisions, what can we do?  It’s time to open our eyes and take action on something we all can do.

 

Being Generous ~ weekly!  Proverbs 11:24-25  Too much month at the end of the money.  No time to walk across the street for coffee with the neighbor.  Used to enjoy life, but things are complicated because we all try and grab for the things we do not have.  The catch is there is a principle that has been sewn into the fabric of this world (the more you graps the more you need) ~ and understanding that principle leads to a happier, healthier life.

 

Leading others to Jesus ~ yearly!  1 John 4:7-12  Little children typically follow the pattern of their parents.  Coaches impact their players and bosses influence their employees.  Each one has become a conduit of knowledge to application.  What is one thing you have received that you are passing on?  How have you become a conduit?

 

Faith is growing ~ yearly!  James 3:18, Psalm 16:11, Matthew 14:29-31  Prioritizing our meeting schedule. Planting new seeds for landscape change. Opening our eyes and taking action.  Understanding the principles sewn into the fabric of the world. Becoming a conduit from knowledge to application.  Each one has an effect that brings success in the areas of Peace, Joy and Risks.