Over the past several days I have experienced success, overwhelming success as the world would define it, but I want to remember the past few days, not as a period of success, but as a time in which I learned a lesson in humility that Christ was just waiting to teach me. I have a responsibility to glorify God with my gifts. To me much has been given, and from me much is expected by my Lord. I do not care for the expectations of the world. I look only to please my Saviour. If I never "succeed" again, may I be overwhelmingly successful in the sight of my God as a child of the King.
Chris Sligh sings a convicting song called Empty Me. He wrote it after participating in American Idol, and realizing how easily success could become his idol and pride could fill his heart. I could never really relate to him until now, and I thank the Lord for the reminder in these lyrics.