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Eugene Cho: Redefining Success

March 23, 2011

Redefining Success

It’s important leaders listen really well, not only to the Holy Spirit, but to our context, our culture, and our community. Because we know that when God moves into our neighborhoods, it takes different shapes and forms. On a personal level, a personal transformation has been something I’ve wrestled with and come to peace with in the last couple of years.

When we’re immature, when our rootedness is not in the Gospel of Christ, which is the game changer of all game changers, then it leads us into dangerous, lonely places.

As Christians we want to jump to the glories and splendors of Resurrection Sunday, but Ministry is not always about these glorious metrics of success. What you want to be faithful and obedient to is this:
Be the most influential and loving pastor and leader to your church. That is the most important thing.

That is something that really changed my life.

I think it was Mother Theresa who penned these words: God does not call us to be successful, but God calls us to be faithful.

Part of that is because I’ve struggled with insecurity.
• It leads us to envy, jealously,
• It leads us to a place where we’re not able to celebrate,

Discussion Questions:
1. What makes you feel significant?
2. How do you know when you are successful?
3. If you were looking into Jesus face right now, and telling Him your answers to the first two questions, would He agree with you?

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