Sunday, November 14, 2010

Euphoric resonance of success

Success comes to anyone who allow God to work in them. This is guaranteed despite our size, shape, intelligence and competence.

As I finished talking, people rise to their feet to applaud what they just witnessed and I walk away with great sense of achievement. I dwell in this euphoric resonance of success and own it completely as my own. I let God, who granted me success, fade in the background to oblivion.

Every event is good for itself. After we have done well with one, we must move on, preparing for the next. If we get stuck in the aura, success generates, we miss the possible new life that Jesus offers through death and resurrection. It puts us on the offensive if someone challenge this success. On the contrary if we alienate ourselves from the success and admit that God used me that moment and I did my best by being available, with no agenda of my own, I can move on with out a hangover. Any reaction to my success then, be it positive or negative amounts to my growth into the fullness of life.

In the case of "failure", this process of death is more natural but the tenancy is to undo the reality of failure and thus resist resurrection which would have lead to new life.

Jesus said, I’m the resurrection and life. Unless a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it does not bring forth new life. At the peak of every success, there is limitless hope to die to all that we have acquired,  resurrect and have a life even greater than what preceded because God is infinite.