The Secrets of True Success
The person you can become
Remember earlier when we saw how all of us, in some measure or another, get our identity from someone outside of ourselves? To compound the problem we are always on the lookout for ways to please and impress these people because their opinions are what validates us. What would happen if we let the person who determines our worth be God? Recognizing that God is the supreme and ultimate reality who stands behind all of life is crucial for all of us. Scripture is clear about this truth. We are told in Psalm 139:16:
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (author paraphrase).
In Ephesians 2:10 we learn:
We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them (author paraphrase).
Your worth as a person has to do with your value. Your value is not based on what you do but on who made you. God is telling us that He is the One who gave us our existence, our very being. We are here for a reason, for a purpose. God has a plan for our lives—a plan that is full of meaning and purpose.