The Success of Faithfulness
This is a blog adapted from a post I wrote for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute.
“God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.” Mother Teresa
I find it so easy to get caught up in the numbers of my coaching business. How many clients do I have? How much revenue is my business generating? How much money do I need to make coaching a full-time living? At times, I can get caught up so much in the numbers and in trying to be successful that I forget why God called me to life coaching in the first place.
I am not saying building or growing is an inherently bad thing. In order to have maximum impact in people’s lives requires growing. However, those things in themselves will not bring you contentment apart from a firmly rooted relationship with God.
I have a continual struggle with patience in my life. There have been ups and downs and things never seem to grow as fast as I believe it should! Except for my children; they are growing up too fast. The quote from Mother Teresa helps me to stay grounded. A simple reminder that God did not call me to coaching to be successful, but rather to be faithful. This helps me to focus less on the numbers and more on serving. After all, God’s math is not our math.
Wherever you are on your journey, I hope this helps you. Success isn’t measured solely by material success, it is also measured by our faithfulness to the blessings God bestowed upon us. Success is found in proper stewardship of those blessings. May you find success in faithfulness.