Success can be defined in any number of ways. For each of you reading this post there may be many different definitions.

If your answer is based on the opinion of others or things outside of yourself, your happiness and fulfillment will be at the mercy of luck or others. Looking for the next experience to reach success will leave you frustrated and feeling like a failure.

Many of us (pointing at me!) get caught up in the view of likes and follows on Social Media as a gauge of success. The picture that gets multiple likes and comments makes us happy until we see a friend whose photo, in our opinion, isn’t as appealing as ours gets two times as many likes and comments. Our happiness drains faster than the battery on our phone as we scroll through photos to find a better one to post. If we let others popularity, or lack thereof, define our success or failure we will never have peace.

My definition of success has been redefined more than I will get clicks on this blog post; lately, I have found a sweet spot. That sweet spot of feeling successful is the community I see on my Facebook page. Tackling this life together! No matter how many likes or comments I get on each and every post, I find encouragement. I see wisdom. I find Jesus in skin walking alongside me in a virtual community.

It doesn’t have to be a large number but the few that send virtual {{hugs}}. The ones that offer a word of wisdom, a funny anecdote, a note of encouragement defines a successful climate. Being in groups of people who encourage each other every day creates a space of trust, safety, and hope.

As the community builds, I find myself smiling when someone posts a comment and others join in on encouraging and praying for that person before I get a chance.

I love this community we are building together, not my success but the encouragement for us all to succeed. Succeed at being kind and uplifting. Loving one another like Christ first loved us. Serving one another.

“Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace,” (1Peter 4:10 NCV).

Success does not come from our status, the type of car we drive or the tag on our clothing. The commas on our paycheck don’t define it. No number of likes or comments will ever fulfill our life.

Success comes from the way we serve God and others. Putting God first and the needs of others in a close second is how our success meter rises high. We are not created to serve God alone. We are better together; in a family, a small group, a prayer team. Arm in arm in a relationship with Jesus and each other.

I don’t personally know all of the people who are active on my page, but I pray one day I get to meet each of them in person. With all the crazy traveling I do there is a high chance I can!

If you aren’t a part of our Facebook Community, please join us. Bring encouragement. Bring hope. Glean from others’ love. Throw love around like confetti!

I will warn you.

If you are judgmental, this is not a place for you.

If you are condemning, this is not a place for you.

If you are perfect, this is not a place for you.

If you don’t need hope, this is not a place for you.

If you cannot love others, this is not a place for you.

However, if you need acceptance, this is a place for you.

If you need encouragement, this is a place for you.

If you need Jesus, this is a place for you.

If you need hope, this is a place for you.

If you need love, this is a place for you.

This community that happened all on its own has blessed me immeasurably. Do you want to join in on the blessings? Join us! Let’s succeed for the kingdom together.

If you are already a part of this community, leave me a comment let me know how you have been encouraged. If you aren’t currently hanging out with us, you can Click Here to join the Community of Friends!

 

 

 

 

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