We all ask ourselves what is success. I always refer back to this short grouping of words that have a profound impact on me every time I read them. My idea of success is being able to help someone who could not help themselves, and I gave of my time, money, wisdom, or resources, and I did not ask for anything in return and never thought to ask for anything in return. When I look at my day-to-day life-like this, I see success. It’s not in what kind of car I drive, or the house I live in, it is me wanting to make someone’s time on this earth a little bit better. Because in return they make my life worthwhile.
God sends people into our lives for us to help them in their journey in life. They might need a hand up, hand out, or just a kind word of love and compassion. God may impress us to go and get a specific item and just give to someone we don’t even know. Here is the thing, God knows exactly what that person needs exactly when they need it. If we just listen to Holy Spirit and do what He asks us to do we will be successful. We will have changed a life that might not have ever been changed except for our one-act of kindness that sets a whole series of events into motion that actually does change a life.
I always told my daughter this, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” Every thing we do will cause an action in someone’s life and in our own life as well, it is up to us what kind of action we want to see.
Sometimes success is in the little things we do for others, the giving of ourselves when we don’t want to give anything at all. The smile to a person that cuts in front of us on the road, the customer that is having a bad day and we listen to their ramblings and smile and tell them its ok. The waitress that is having a bad day because she is so stressed because she needs to make more money so she can keep her lights on for her and her 4 children, God asks you to give her a tip that is greater than your bill. In my case, writing a lot of these blog posts in Mc Donald’s Play Place where it is very noisy, because my Autistic son can watch the cars go by and he is so happy. Yes, it is inconvenient, but his smile is worth it all, seeing him so happy is my success.
As you go about your day today, listen to that still small voice inside of you and do something for someone who can do nothing for you in return. You will be so glad you did.