Winners Vs. Losers
"According to your faith will it be done to you."1
A winner sees an opportunity in every risk while a loser sees a risk in every opportunity. Winners know that to risk nothing is to risk everything. They know that if they are going to win, they have to be willing to try, to take chances, and to risk failure. They have to be willing to strike out if they are going to hit home runs.
The year Babe Ruth broke the world record for hitting the most home runs in baseball he also broke the world's record for the most strikeouts!
The point is if I am going to hit home runs, I have to be in the game, stand at the plate and keep swinging. Sooner or later, if I practice hard and do my best, I will hit a home run.
As somebody else has said, "To try when there is little hope is to risk failure. Not to try at all is to guarantee it."
Some people think that success comes to those who are lucky. Luck, if you want to call it that, comes when preparation meets opportunity.
True winners make sure their goals are in harmony with God's will and because of this, know that with His help there is a way to achieve them. Furthermore, they believe in their cause and they believe in themselves in a healthy way. They know that God never calls or expects anyone to do anything that can't be done. Therefore, they expect to win and believe they will—and work hard to make it happen. They know that "the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
They also know that if they tried and did their best already they have won.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to see and live according to eternal values and not those of the world, and to know and do Your will so that in Your sight I will be a true winner. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Jesus in Matthew 9:29 (NIV).