MY SUCCESS

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In the eyes of the world I may not seem as much of a success. I live in a tiny house not a mansion. I don’t always wear fancy clothes. I don’t own an expensive car, or a plane, or a yacht, YET. My bank account is usually close to empty at the end of the month. I am not a CEO of a multi-million corporation (YET). I haven’t made a movie, won a Grammy, or sold a million books. I am not yet famous. My picture is yet to be on a magazine cover. I have never had my own reality television show. Yet, in spite of all of this there are many times when I do feel like a success.
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When my kids at work give me hugs and say: “I love you Miss Dumdum”, I feel like a success. When I get calls or messages from my family, I feel like a success. When I share a laugh with the cashier in the store, I feel like a success. When I give my smile and say good morning to a stranger I am walking by and find my gift returned, I feel like a success. When I send what few money I can to a charity and know that I am helping someone in need, I feel like a success. When I hand my cupcakes and a bottle of drink to tired taxi man and his eyes are filled with gratitude, I feel like a success. When I get a letter from someone who has been touched by the simple stories I write, I feel like a success. When I remember that God loves me in spite of all my faults and failings, I feel like a success.
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Money is good but it’s just a part of life’s success. Success is looking at myself in the mirror at the end of the day knowing that I have done something good for someone or treated them with respect. Success is going to bed every night, content with myself as a person. Success is when I don’t miss living life to the fullest- when I don’t allow the promise of my dreams to short change the presence of my reality and the ability to enjoy and share life. Success is when I stop…wake up…put on my life…and wear it out into the world…and it becomes me completely.
Yes, If I have made a difference in somebody’s life, I am a success. Perhaps what this world needs is a redefining of what success really is. The world needs to recognize that fame fades, money is soon spent, power never lasts, and material things always turn to dust. More than that, the world needs to see that the most successful life of all is one where you love God, yourself, and others. We all need to realize that a successful life in the eyes of the world isn’t always a successful life in the eyes of Heaven.
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May you always see the success in your own life. May you always be a success in loving, giving, caring, and sharing. And may you always succeed in making God smile.
Amen.

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About Ezar

I'm in love with my dreams, married to success and having an affair with life ;) I live for the moments you can't put into words and I dont look back...unless there's a good view.

Posted on February 24, 2014, in Dear Jesus and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. I can’t even add to this
    Truly tz not always about the money oooo while not discounting it.
    Some days at my brokest looool I feel incredibly fulfilled.
    #Gooddeeds #Selflessdeeds
    Love love love this
    And d writer tooo
    Hugs from across many seas
    Muah
    E’

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  2. Tanx dumdum, It’s just so sad that people think money is success.

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  3. Good one, Making the best out of what you have in d present is Success, it depends on the way you define it, For me ” its nt successful pple who are happy, its happy people who are succesful” Be happy in Whatever you do, and it makes you a Success, Just as the writer.

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  4. Those dat walk d red-carpet of success are those dat in humility impact their world for Our Lord Jesus!

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  5. Success is walking with God.Walk before Him nd be perfect…nd be a success!

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  6. Ezar dear,for being a blogger,nd using ur blog to touch lives with the issues of life,u are my definition of success.Never allow man 2 define YOU.Rather allow d POTTER (Jer.18:1-6) to define you to be what He wants u 2 be.

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  7. Wow…this is really lovely. Thank you, Ezar. if i live a selfless life, I am successful. may i always make my heavenly Father smile. amen

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  8. E, i feel you oooo. the way i get broke these days…ahhhh. but its good to be broke for the right reasons. Good one Ezar.

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  9. i accidentally stumbled on this blog…at the right time. i love the message.

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  10. hmmmm. food for thought. i like the message too. rich people arent always happy anyway. success making others and yourself happy. welldone, dumskoko

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  11. And may you always succeed in making God smile…I love this line. good one, Ezar

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  12. Great blog. Great messages. Great success.

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  13. Success is not about laying treasures on earth,but about impacting the world for our Lord Jesus nd having a good account of stewardship in Heaven(Matt 6:19,20).

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  14. hello ezar…you do have a nice blog. u have done well. how can u be reached, please? u can inbox me on lexekane@yahoo.com.

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  15. Success is not about receiving national,traditional nd Church honours from men,but rather getting a nod of approval from our Maker nd God!

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  16. My friends have labelled me a failure b/c i cannot afford the ‘comforts of life’. Ezar,thank u for telling them d true meaning of success.Hope they are connected 2 ur blog?I pray so!

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  17. True success is frm d Lord nd has an eternal value….eternal security.False success is of this world system nd ends here on earth….no eternal value…..emphemereal!

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  18. Ejike,u are right,the success of this world begins nd ends here.It is a mirage!What will it profit a man to gain d whole world(….money,fame,exotic cars,houses,business empire,wives,titles nd honours of men….)and lose his soul?God forbid!

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  19. We will have surprises in Heaven.Those Christians dat we think are successful today might not be recognized in Heaven on d day of reckoning.The Righteous Judge weighs the MOTIVES behind all our actions.

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  20. My Success-Story must begin nd end wit my Lord Jesus,who is d Beginning nd the End.Halleluyah!

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  21. Better a little wit righteousness than much gain with injustice nd unrighteousness(Pro 16:8).Righteous living is the pathway to success!

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  22. My Brethren,we should not be presumptuous nd live carelessly.If we do not show diligence nd work hard,we will not eat.Is it not written….Do you see a man skilled in his work?He will serve before kings;he will not serve before obscure men(Pro22:29).Success does not fall from Heaven…..U must co-operate wit God,nd obey Kingdom principles 2 have good success.

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  23. Nobody should define me by ‘what i have’,but by my relationship with Oga Jesus on top,who is writing my success-story.Rem,He is d Pillar dat holds my life.

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  24. The True red-carpet of success is Blood soaked wit d Blood of Jesus,narrow,’hard’,leads to life,and only a few find it.The other red carpet is not soaked wit the Blood of Jesus,….is wide,’easy’,leads to death,and many enter through it.On which red carpet of success are u on….the narrow or d wide?Choose the narrow,nd not the wide carpet.Why?The red carpet to success–toGod!–is not glamorous,but ‘ends well'(Matt7:13,14).

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  25. Our obedience to God in every thing,including His ‘little’promptings dat we tend to ignore,will determine our success in life.”Obedience is better than sacrifice”,,,,seed faith,,,fasting….mountain climbing…feet washing(1 Sam 15:22).A life of obedience 2 d voice of God is d guaranteed pathway to success….don’t look for shortcuts.

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  26. Work out ur own success with fear nd trembling…no wayo,no magomago,no 419,no hypocrisy,no’ the more u look the less u see’,no shagging,no fagging…!God cannot be mocked,..we reap what we sow.

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  27. Dear reader,Jesus Christ is the only foundation of True Success.No matter ur good works,ur charity works 2 d less privileged,ur smiles,ur handshakes,ur love gifts,ur regular attendance to church,nd all ur social responsibility 2 impact d society,u are not a success in life without Jesus Christ.It is only d good works built on Jesus Christ that makes u successful,nd will count in Heaven.A life without Jesus is a ‘failed’ life…no make-over,no patch-patch!Give ur life 2 Jesus today for a successful life founded on Him.

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  28. My full name is NGOZICHUKWUKA…nd means,God’s blessing is greater than any blessing.In other words,God’s success is ‘gidigba’….no shaking.Any other success through Satan nd his agents OR through self effort,is ‘sinking sand’nd must sink in this life or in eternity.ON CHRIST THE SOLID ROCK I STAND,ALL OTHER GROUND IS SINKING SAND.

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  29. Ezar,the world cannot redefine success b/c the worldly success is part of its system controlled by Satan,d prince of this world.Only our Lord Jesus can redefine success,true success 2 those dat come 2 Him nd call upon His name.

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  30. Dear Jesus,help me to be successful in ur eyes nd not in the eyes of men,Amen

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  31. Being a success is not only about receiving from God,but about being a channel of blessing to bless others.Be a channel…not Channels tvoooooo.

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  32. Getting all u can,nd canning all u get is not success.It is greed nd covetousness.God calls such a person,’Thou Fool'(Luke 12:16-21).Don’t be a fool!

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  33. The Bible tells me dat..Success is not defined by the abundance of what u have!It is defined by ur love for God nd ur love for ur neighour.To have good success,Love God(Joshua1:8),nd Love men(1 John3:16).

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  34. Jesus said…’I am come dat u might have life,and dat u have it more abundantly. Abundant life in Christ Jesus is success magnified.Be connected nd stay connected,Amen!

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  35. If only we could stop to count our blessings (cliche, I know). If only we realize that we’re made for more than being CEOs and celebrities. This is a very inspiring post, Dumebi!

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