What is Success, Really?

This week, in my Life for Leaders devotions, I am thinking about success. My inspiration is a passage from Genesis, a description of Joseph’s work in the house of Potiphar. In this passage we read, “The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man” (Gen 39:2). What does this mean and what can we [Read More…]

Selfless vs. Successful?

A good question: does being selfless mean we can’t be successful? Here’s J.B. Wood over at The High Calling: For me, as I grappled with how does my faith and my spiritual life play out against this drive to succeed and do well and deliver results and performance and all of that . . . [Read More…]

Will You Pray For My Success?

Over at The High Calling, Jen Sandbuite asks a provocative question: why is it considered pride to ask for prayer that you’ll succeed in your work? I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am conditioned to “respond in prayer.”  Praying for the women in my online study seems natural.  I dream of a [Read More…]

What Does Success Mean for a Worship Leader?

Yesterday, I considered what successful worship might be. Today I want to build on that foundation by offer some suggestions about what it might mean for a worship leader to be successful. Let me start with something obvious but essential: Successful worship leadership facilitates successful worship. If you are a worship leader, you have led [Read More…]


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