He was born in the right family. His upbringing was to be envied. He attended the best school and studied under some of the great teachers of his day. He was a rising star in his profession.
But he considered all of it useless. His family, education and position in society was meaningless.
So was he a success?
In the third chapter of Philippians, Paul tells us a little about himself. From the perspective of those in his culture, he had it all. From birth he had followed the path to success, but his encounter with Christ changed everything.
“For his sake I have suffer the loss of all things and count them as rubbish…”
How do you define success?
Career? Education? Family? Position or Power?
Having enough money?
It’s easy for the American Dream to twist the truth as to what is really important isn’t it? How easy is it to put our worth into some of the things listed above or maybe even something else?
Ask yourself a difficult question. Can you say in your heart that gaining Christ through faith is your ultimate success?