Treating Success as a Mission Not a Monument

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When you look back at some of your past successes, what do you see?

Maybe 2014 was a year full of those moments or maybe they were few and far between. But regardless of how many you had, your attitude moving forward from them can be even more important.

If I’m honest, I’m tempted to view past achievements as monuments instead of missions.

When you view a success as a monument, it’s value lies strictly in the past. You see it as something to be protected and remembered.

That accomplishment serves merely as a reminder for what you did.

In this way, some of our greatest achievements for God can be handcuffs, as we rest in past glories and find contentment in how we served yesterday.

But when you view a success as a mission, it’s has lasting value into the future. You see it as something to be built on and moved beyond.

That accomplishment serves as a reminder for what you can do.

In this way, our greatest achievements for God can be launching pads, as we use those past glories to fuel new moments and face new challenges tomorrow.

Monuments are built so that others can see what you did. Missions are given so that you can see where you need to go.

How are you treating your past successes? How can you use them to motivate you in 2015 to love God even more and attempt even greater things in His name?

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Aaron Earls

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