What’s My Aim?

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6.19-21).


Faithfulness. Being true to my life’s purpose of continuing to become a person that I – with God and creation, all others and myself – may strive to dwell in peace (for such harmony always is a labor in progress and never an accomplished state of perfection).


Successfulness. Doing all I can to satisfy worldly measures of attainment that I can dwell in material comfort (for that is achievable) and, as a subsidiary benefit, stand in fair to better comparison (for such reflexive assessments we humans can and do make) with my peers.

Dare that I be honest, at least, with myself, which matters more to me most of the time?

Whatever my answer, faithfulness or successfulness is the focus and will be the fruit of my thinking and feeling, my intending (both conscious and unconscious) and acting.

© 2021 PRA

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2 thoughts on “What’s My Aim?

  1. Wow Paul, I sure did need this post!

    What a question successfulness or Faithfulness?? I’m four work days away from “retirement”. Leaving my really good job to focus on my call. I know I am called to do the work with Alz / Caregiving and it’s brought me some success. BUT I’m leaving the job that’s paid me so well for the last 9 years to follow this call with absolutely NO guarantees. I want success and to have the things I have had for the past 9 years, YET my Faithfulness is pointing me in the direction I’m supposed to go, that has no actual guarantee of success. But isn’t that the point – that I rely on my faith to bring me whatever it is supposed to bring me??- and even if it isn’t the “success” I’m hoping for – it will be the success God intends for me to have. I really needed to read this today!!



    1. Loretta, I had a thought that this post might prove timely and resonant given your soon-to-com transition. As I oft say, I am happy whenever something I write/say speaks to you.

      Carry on, dearest sister. Carry on!



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