3 possible ways to define success:
- Is what you’re doing and being looking like Jesus
I define success by number 3. If one person becomes a Christian and stays a Christian, that is being Christlike. Be flexible. Try everything. Only the Holy Spirit can make it work. But anything you do, ask the question, “Does it represent Christ?” Everything we do is discipleship as long as we are using our voices and relationships in a Christ-like way.
Give people dignity because they are made in the image of God. Look for something that people are doing right and encourage them in that – the rest of the world will be looking for what they do wrong!
Work with the talent you have. We over-estimate what we can achieve in a year but under-estimate what we can achieve in five years. Start now. Sow seeds. It is a day of small beginnings.