How do you measure yourself to determine how you are doing? Do you measure yourself against the norm, or against others? Being “circumspect” about my life has meant that I have done a lot of measuring against what God’s word is saying in order to evaluate my life. The goal is to make sure that I am living God’s design for my life, to see if I am still living His way. Do my internal convictions, match my external life as observed by myself and others?
When looking at our accomplishments and success, what is most important is not what other people think of your life (i.e. “Wow you do so much!” and “I am so impressed by you.”), but more what the Lord thinks of my accomplishments.
The question is NOT “what have you achieved?” BUT “What of the original vision, goal and direction I gave you, have you completed?”
The measuring stick is NOT what other people think, or have achieved. 2 Cor 10:12 (AMP)