One day I was talking to a man who was celebrating his 75th birthday. He was tremendously wealthy and successful by the worlds standards. I was talking to him about his accomplishments and he told me, "When I look back over my life, the greatest moments are when I used my gifts to help others get ahead." He didn't tell me about his awards or assets. He didn't tell me about his great travels. There was no satisfaction in what He had become but in what he could help others become.
God has placed in our spirits a longing to achieve, to be successful, to accomplish greatness. Ultimately, we are being groomed on this earth to rule and reign with Him. Success alone won't fulfill us and make us happy. What makes us happy is when we use our abilities and success to help other people.
Always remember, we are created to do good works in the earth. Those good works are about what we deposit into other people and how we share the love of God. Living as the hands and feed of Jesus and fulfilling His plan in the earth is how we experience true success both now and in eternity."Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving" (Colossians 3:23-24, NIV).