Many define success today as ‘bigger is better’.
Unfortunately, I’ve been sucked in by that pressure many times over because I want to be able to keep up, join in, belong and feed my ego (if I can be so honest).
But when we look at the life of Noah, after 100 plus years of building the ark combined with calling out repentance, only 7 people listened to his message and got in the ark thereby being rescued from the Great Deluge.
Now church growth experts will look at a church of 8 people (Noah plus the 7) and probably will not look at it as very successful.
But in God’s eyes, Noah was faithful to who God’s called him to be and what God’s called him to do.
Bottomline: Success is to stay faithful to who God’s called you to be and what God’s called you to do.
His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’