“If we believe in Jesus, it is not what we gain, but what He pours through us that counts.
It is not that God makes us beautifully rounded grapes, but that He squeezes the sweetness out of us.
Spiritually, we cannot measure our life by success, but only by what God pours through us, and we cannot measure that at all.”
What if this was the way we assessed our lives?
Or, better yet ... What if we just stayed so close to Jesus that He couldn't help but pour his love and grace into us, and then right out through us into our broken world?
And then perhaps we wouldn't even be bothered to think about assessing ourselves or trying to measure success.
We would know that our only job was to stay real, real close to Jesus. As if that were enough. Because it is.