Just finished reading Sammy Tippit's God's Secret Agent. It's an autobiography about Sammy Tippit who has preached the gospel on every continent. This book covers his time in the 70's through 90's where he went behind the Iron Curtain and other closed countries to share the love of Christ.
I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at the Writing for the Soul conference and then briefly met him as he autographed my copy of God's Secret Agent.
The back of the book says it will will expand your vision. That it did. I found his continuing story very inspiring.
Sammy talks about measuring success by the results of our actions. It is so easy for us to do that. When we do, we feel unsuccessful most of the time. Most things in life just don't stack up to our lofty standards. Instead, Sammy helped me to discover that success is measured only in obedience. If I do what God is asking me to do, then I don't have to worry about the outcome. I've already won and received all the success I need.
What are you using to measure success in your own life?