Success in your work is not the source of lasting joy.
An excited group of 70 disciples returned from their powerful mission trip. Jesus joyfully heard their report, celebrated with them, and acknowledged their success. His wise counsel then still works today:
“Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20 NRSV).
Determine your perspective from an eternal vantage point. Today’s successes are temporary; it’s the assurance of eternal life which brings lasting joy to a leader.