~By achieving that next promotion or bonus at work...or better yet, breaking the "glass ceiling"?
~Having the best house, car, clothes, etc?
~Keeping the perfect house. Everything is in its place, cleaned and polished at all times?
~Is it through your children…they are the best on the team, make straight As, are involved in multiple activities, strive for perfection in all they do?
Or it is something else???
Two weeks ago, my in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!! It was a wonderful weekend, full of tears, memories, surprises and more love than you can imagine! I watched as two hearts, joined together over 50 years ago (if you include the years of high school romance), renewed their commitment to one another and to God…a God they both love and serve, a God that has guided their marriage, a God who is more than a religion, but an individual personal relationship of which they both share. It is this relationship and steadfast commitment to their Lord and to each other that has allowed them to walk hand-in-hand through good times and bad; through trials, laughter, tears, and triumphs; through blessings and loss. It is this example, this legacy, that they have given to their two sons, whom they raised and taught to love the Lord with all their hearts. These sons have in turn both married women who love the Lord, who seek His will, who strive to live a life of integrity, who desire to rear Godly children.
|Mom and Dad Sorge at their surprise vow renewal. Happy 50th Anniversary!!|
|Mr & Mrs Eric Sorge|
|The happy couple!|
|Felicia washing Eric's feet|
|Eric washing Felicia's feet|
|"You may kiss the bride!"|
All love the Lord with all their heart, soul and mind!!
So how do you define success?
For me, it’s being able to look at my children and see hearts that love the Lord, minds that seek His wisdom, and souls that long to serve Him. In the end, that is all that will truly matter.
Now, it's your turn. How do you define success? We'd love to hear your thoughts. You can comment below or join the discussion on our Facebook page.“Train up a child in the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” ~Proverbs 22:6
Be A Blessing,