Here’s a test:
Think of someone you consider exceptionally successful, and hold in mind one or two of this person’s most important accomplishments.
I’m guessing that most people who complete this exercise will, like me, choose someone famous, and that the achievements listed will have been in the public sphere. We have fortunately moved beyond the era when the chosen person would usually have been male in gender and European in descent. But most of us will have selected a person acclaimed by society at large.
Now, imagine God’s choice. You may not believe God exists, or you might have a conception of God that precludes such value judgment. In fact, I probably do myself. But for the moment imagine a God who evaluates people and decides who is successful and who isn’t.