Measures of Success
Series: HARDLY A FAILURE
Failures come in all kinds and can be hard to take. Some hurt more than others. And perhaps the worst failure could very well be a perceived failure that’s not really a failure.
If you’re not careful, you could fall prey to the crowd’s measure of success. That’s easily done in a world where one’s identity is often connected to what others think and say. You could end up feeling like a failure when you’re really not.
Such was the place the Apostle Paul and his colleagues found themselves. Which could have been to their undoing.
But they knew better. What they knew not only helped them see failure and success from a healthy perspective. It also helped the church at Thessalonica. And it could do the same for us.