When we speak about “Success in God”, it means that I have developed the ability to hear and be sensible to God’s voice. In my life he is constantly asking me to do things, in my Church, and my individual ministry. God is constantly checking our Obedience, Finances and our responsibility with the World, the Poor, the Broken, and the Lonely. It means to serve my Church, my Pastors, my Leaders, and my Community.
When we speak about “Success in Family”, it means to spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially take care of my wife and my kids. To be a Godly son, brother, uncle, etc. It means to make sure that my family knows, understands and walks in our Core Values. In The Jimenez household our non negotiable values are: God, Family, Affection, Fun and Loyalty. Our family lives by these values, and they are a priority for us.
When we speak about “Success in my Individual life”, it means that I am being responsible with my time with God. It means that I am responsible with my Spiritual Walk and disciplines (Prayer, fasting, tithing, sowing, worship, serving and loving) It means that I am walking healthy, and I am taking care of my body, my strengths, my weaknesses, my insecurities and my emotions.
When we speak about “Success in Friends”, it means that I am responsible for being a Godly friend and an example to them. It is my responsibility to keep in touch and to pray for them. To always be open so they may pour into me and I may pour into them when needed. It means that I know and that I am aware of my “Me Time” Success means that I know how, when and where to recharge my energies.
When these things are in order, and with rhythm not balance, I believe that we are “Changing the World”, and we are walking in the path of, not to Success. In my opinion, everything will fall into place when these four values and responsibilities are a repetitive and in a scheduled routine.
In addition to being a loving husband and dedicated father, my friend Joivan is a worship leader, actor, and life coach. He is a spokesperson for Vanheusen Institute of Style NY, having recently been featured in Superbowl XLVI on ESPN and GQ Magazine. His mission is to use his influence to point others to Christ. You can keep up with Joivan's adventures on Facebook here.