Don’t Lose Your Soul

It is not the things we get, but the HEARTS WE TOUCH, that will measure our success in life.

Jeanne Mayo

Take a moment and reflect on these questions:

  • How do you define success?
  • What do you aspire to accomplish?
  • What are you willing to sacrifice for your “success?”

For what will profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

Mark 8:36 NKJV

Don’t Lose Your Soul

I read a statistic cited by attorney Scott Stadler that stated, “Successful” people have higher odds of divorcing.” This line grieved my spirit. It saddened me to know that part of our culture looks for success outside of the realm of their soul and soul-mate.

Marriage is a covenant relationship and I believe that it is God’s plan and to marry for life. Understandably, people divorce for devastating reasons that are biblically justified. Yet, this is not that context. Sean Cannell wisely said, “If I gain the applause of the crowd but I lose the love and respect of my family, I failed.”

A life that is successful without God and His plan is not a successful life.

Sean Cannell

What will I profit if I gain the whole world, yet lose my own soul in the process? (Mark 8:36) Nothing. Or even more, what’s my eternal reward if I build something that God never asked me to build? (1 Corinthians 3:12) Nothing.

I hope that we will all hear these blessed words one day, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23)

How I Define Success

Ultimately, I aspire to do God’s will and be famous in my home. Success is having the people closest to me to love and respect me the most.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, thank you for sending Your Son Jesus to pay our debt of sin. Jesus, You are the True example of success. My prayer is that our work on earth will give You glory and build Your Kingdom. Help us to do Your will so we do not lose our soul and even more, lose our family. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Additional reading:

5 Ways to Have a Healthy Balance Between Work and Marriage

Slow Down


  1. Phyllis Wooley

    Great article, very inspirational!
    Without God we are nothing, we must depend on Him for everything including our success! We are not successful if it excluded God!
    Our Heavenly Father has provided everything we need to live a Godly life!

  2. Amen to that quote by Sean Cannell.

  3. Mind and body, one and whole,
    unified by ghastly pain?
    Will the price, then, be my soul
    if I choose now to remain
    and fight on for one more day
    against the killing scourge?
    Does God approve, is this the way,
    or am I servant to the urge
    to turn away from Heaven’s gate
    for one more quaff of earthly wine?
    Does this longing rule my fate,
    my need for just a bit more time
    to drink it all, the last drop dry,
    before I will agree to die?

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