“Our greatest fear should not be of failure
but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”
I just want to say, for the record, that I believe our greatest fear should be fear of being cast into hell for all eternity and that is why we all need a Savior. But there is also so much truth to what Mr. Chan has to say above, and it should concern us all.
It is so easy to get caught up in the things that just. don't. really. matter.
In this world we find people who are always trying to find their identity is something. Maybe it is in:
- their popularity
- their career
- their fashion sense
- how much they earn
- their relationships
- their skills
- their reputation
and so forth.
As a blogger I have seen that in the online world the temptation is no different. And what I am trying to share is that I don't want my identity wrapped up in what I do here online. It doesn't matter that I might have a large platform, am an author, a consultant or anything else. These things simply pale in comparison to where my heart really is.
And honestly as I think about it more and more--
I really could walk away from it all in a heartbeat!
Do you know why?
Because at the end of the day all I want is to be a wife and mother. Not any of the things listed above. Yes, those things are definitely fun and I enjoy them to some degree but they don't bring me the deeper happiness and satisfaction that serving the Lord in my family and home does.
I don't want to succeed at things that don't really matter in the end. No matter what that may be. Life is too short and the Lord has called me to a greater ministry in this home-- that is where my first interest lies.
And even though we have the potential to reach the masses here--I would rather reach those in my home first.
To me that is true success.
How about you?
What really matters in life to you?