Mother Teresa said, "God doesn't call us to be successful. He calls us to be faithful". I know that to be true intellectually, but sometimes I waiver emotionally. The people in our world are fine tuned to expect success. And at times, they want to and do decide what is to be considered success. We get a value assigned to us based on our occupation, our wealth and sometimes based on factors that we can't comprehend. I would not hide the fact that I would want to be known as a productive writer.
During my years in rescue ministry I came to know that people in the throe of their addiction assumed the identity of their addiction. They were John the heroin addict, Alice the alcoholic, or simply Patty the homeless woman. They had lost their identity. I shared with them that successful or not our true identity must first and foremost be a person that belongs to Jesus. I must remember that I am first Marty of Jesus Christ and secondly a person that is a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a wife. Also I am a person that wants to write and share thoughts with others. But, none of those things define who I am, or my success in the eyes of God because I am first to be faithful.
Dear Lord protect us from ourselves and help us rest in you.