THOUGHT FOR TODAY: “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Isaiah 26:8 (NIV)
I recently moved to the top floor of a 20-floor building. As I ride the elevator each day, praying that no one else will want to stop on a floor not already selected, I think of how many people define success by occupation of a corner office on the top floor. I always get a chuckle out of that, since it can take 10 minutes just to get to the office, and my boss, who has a corner office actually wears sunglasses to cut the glare from the sun shining through walls of glass!
Today, my definition of success is measured by my relationships. In order of priority, my relationship to Jesus, to my family and to my friends and co-workers take precedence. I don’t always feel 100% successful in all my relationships, but as long as the number one relationship is in order, everything else simply falls into place.
That doesn’t mean that I neglect my duties – far from it! I’ve found that a good relationship with my creator gives me energy to devote to the daily tasks at work, home and in the community.
Prayer: Lord, let me always to place you first so that your grace spills over into all areas of my life.