Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winner or Loser ... Who Decides?

By Andrea Merrell

Winners and losers. That’s a concept we deal with from childhood. Once you’re labeled as a “loser,” that label is hard to shake.

But what defines a loser? And who determines when someone is a success? I believe it’s all in the eye of the beholder. In other words, it’s what you think about yourself.

People only lose when they quit trying and allow their failures to define them. They complain, blame everyone else for their problems, and throw a perpetual pity party.

The truth is we all win and lose throughout our life. No one stays on top all the time, and we only stay down when we chose to do so. Winners don’t always win, but they see failure as a temporary setback, not a permanent condition. 

When someone has the mindset of a winner, they get back up every time they get knocked down. They win through the godly principle of patience and perseverance. Proverbs 24:16 says, The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked (NLT).

So, how do you see yourself? In God’s eyes, you are always a winner.

(Photo courtesy of Miles/Graphics Mouse.)


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