These are my site stats for 2011.
You’ll note they are missing a very important component: ACTUAL stats.
I became overly obsessed with site stats in 2010 to the point of where statistics were driving my blog content and my daily mood.
When I changed my template recently, I accidentally turned off my statistics. At first I was horrified that I could not “track” the success or failure of each blog with actual metrics. Then I was relieved to be set free of outside indicators of success and delighted to come in each day to see the 0 visitor count, so I never turned the stats back on.
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Success can not always be proven by external indicators.
THIS is what God considers success (and coincidentally is the ONLY time that the word “success” is used in the bible at all)
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8
Are you basing your success indicators on “external” appearances?