God’s challenged me this week not to make success an idol.
I’ve been getting a little stressed lately, just over the thought of possibilities in my writing future. Stuff like the edits will be endless, no publisher will like my book, and once I get published my career will tank within a couple of books.
All of those thoughts really been pounding through my head. That’s not from God. And that’s faithless. I need to hand that over to Him.
I write for two reasons: enjoyment, and obedience to God.
So where does stress factor into either of those two things?
Think about it: why would God want me to write? It’s not like He can’t think up His own words. No, God doesn’t need me to write at all. But He wants to take the journey with Him. And He wants me to learn to trust Him.
And what do I define success as, anyway? A relationship of love, trust and obedience with God. That may include a great writing career, a mediocre one or none at all.
My job is to simply do my best, and walk with God through it all.