It is important to remember that God views success differently than the world does. To the world, success equates to wealth, power, and influence. Godly success, while it may include any or all of these elements, focuses not on the outward but on the inward. God looks at the heart. We are successful in God’s eyes when we live and walk in obedience to His will, work out His calling in our lives, and devote our time and energy to becoming the people He wants us to be. Godly success is fully exposing the glory within us.
Dr. Myles Munroe
(from The Glory of Living)