Scripture for the day is Proverb 1:3-4

for gaining instruction in wise dealing,
    righteousness, justice, and equity;
to teach shrewdness to the simple,
    knowledge and prudence to the young-

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I want to be successful, but for many wrong reasons. Do everything necessary – even bringing into my life humbling disappointments – that will teach me to care more about being faithful than about being successful. Only then will I be freed from the pride and fear that prevents true success. Amen.