A winner is someone who recognizes God’s given talents, develops that talent into skill, and uses that skill to reach their ultimate goal.
Reality is a product of our dreams, decisions & The ones who want to achieve & win championships motivate themselves.
Either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. -“Any Given Sunday”
It’s okay if you try and fail, but it’s not okay if you fail to try.
A winner is someone who works to become a champion all the time, even when no one is watching.
The ones who want to achieve & win championships motivate themselves.
If you have never made a mistake then it means you have never tried something new.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
- “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
- “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
- “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. (Philippians 3:13-14)
Dig Deeper: Philippians 3:5-14
What is the difference between people who thrive and people who decline over a long period of time? It’s not that they don’t get knocked down; it’s that they bounce back up. That’s true of both people I know personally and those I read about in the Bible:
Jonah started out running from God, but ended up influencing a whole metropolis.
Thomas started out wracked by doubt but ended up taking the gospel all the way to India.
Peter was disappointed with his inability to withstand pressure and was also disappointed with himself. But he ended up a great Christian leader.
John Mark was rejected by a high-ranking Christian leader. He [was seen as a quitter] but ended up tapped by the Spirit of God to [write one of the Gospels].
David bounced back from several devastating failures: moral, leadership, career, and so on. Have any past failures? A great comeback is possible!
In almost every case, whether somebody bounces back or not has to do with one question: “Does that person have hope?” Hope believes in future possibility rather than resigning to current reality. People bounce back when they have hope.
My Response: How difficult is it for me to bounce back after I’ve been knocked down?
Thought to Apply: Perhaps the greatest psychological, spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the need for hope.—Billy Graham (evangelist)