I recently attended a high school graduation. Listening to student speeches, you could hear themes of hope and uncertainty, but attention was also given to community and being part of a community. While each speaker talked about success, one reminded the class that success is not just measured in how much money one makes, but in how they give back to the larger community.
As followers of God, we are also called to give back to the community. We are each blessed, but we are not to keep these blessing all to ourselves. We are blessed in different ways, with different talents and gifts that we can share. Through these blessings, we can help others and show what it means to be part of God's community - God's family! There are many ways that we can measure success, but no matter how we measure it, a focus should be on following God and giving to others in His name!
To measure success, give to others so they can see God's blessings!
Thank You for all of the blessings in my life. Help me to give back to the community so Your love and glory can be seen and experienced by others. Through Jesus I pray, amen.