From A.W. Tozer's Renewed Day by Day:
"Why is it that the professed Christian church seems to have learned so little from our Lord's plain teaching and example concerning human failure and success? We are still seeing as men see and judging after the manner of man's judgement.... The Christian should turn away fro all this. No man is worthy to succeed until he is willing to fail.... until he is willing that the honor of succeeding should go to another if God so wills. God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy...when he has learned that success does not make him dearer to God or more valuable in the total scheme of things."
I just read that above from Ruth Myer's The Perfect Love. Now, it's time to get to sleep.