trivial success

What determines a person being a success? Wealth? A fancy degree? A steady job?To me, this is the world’s formula: university + marriage + a good job + kids = success. That’s what society has fed me my entire life. The world is spewing out kids with degrees in their hands, and a load of debt in their bank accounts - kids who end up switching majors and jobs because they don’t really know what their purpose truly is, or if they actually want to pursue what they thought they wanted to pursue the year before. It is not fair that the world tells us that our only means of success is that formula. We are meant for so much more then what this world offers us. Success is subjective. It’s an idea made entirely from humans, since I know the God of the universe does not measure us based on our accomplishments. I have “taken this year off” (a phrase in which I have grown to hate since the majority of people assume you are taking a year long vacation), and I am not currently planning to attend a school this upcoming fall. The world tends to give kids a one year grace period. They can understand that not all high school students know exactly what they want to do after they graduate. But not having plans to attend a school after you’ve taken a year off? Gasp! Well that’s horrific. Automatically it is assumed you have no life, no future, and no way of ever, ever being successful. Well, I have decided to take a stand against this worlds view on success. I’m not saying I’m never going to school. Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t. If I don’t, I don’t think that’s the end of the world - or the end of my chance of succeeding. This year there have been many times where I have sat on my bed and felt worthless. My oh my, that is so wrong. My success does not determine my worth. My education does not determine my value. What I do does not determine who I am. I am meant for so much more then what this world can offer me…thankfully there’s Jesus. And he offers me everything..