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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"A Winner"

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4




Everybody wants to be a winner but few are willing to pay the price. Winning is an attitude that will not settle for second best. A true winner will continue to overcome obstacles until he has persevered. He may fail along the way, but he is determined to get up and keep going. We need some winners today!

As Christians we are “more than conquerors through Him that loved us,” which makes us winners.  Now we need to act on it by faith, and have a winning attitude.

Here are few things I have acquired about the differences between winners and losers. Test yourself.

A winner says, "Lets find out." A loser says, "Nobody knows."

When a winner makes a mistake, he says, "I was wrong"; when a loser makes a mistake, he says, "It wasn't my fault."

A winner works harder than a loser and has more time; a loser is always "too busy" to do what is necessary.

A winner goes through a problem; a loser goes around it, and never gets past it.

A winner makes commitments; a loser makes promises.

A winner says, "I'm good, but not as good as I ought to be"; a loser says, "I'm not as bad as a lot of other people."

A winner listens; a loser just waits until it's his turn to talk.

A winner respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn from them; a loser resents those who are superior to him, and tries to find chinks in their armor.

A winner explains; a loser explains away.

A winner feels responsible for more than his job; a loser says, "I only work here."

A winner says, "There ought to be a better way to do it"; a loser says, "That's the way it's always been done here."

A winner paces himself; a loser has only two speeds--hysterical and lethargic.

Did you see any loser tendencies in yourself? If so, determine to be “a conqueror” and overcome those loser traits. Don’t accept life as it is; strive to have a life as it should be in Christ. Determine to be a winner as a Christian. Have a winning marriage. Be a winning parent. Win at work. We have already overcome the world, and the devil is a defeated foe, and we are on the winning side! So get up, go, and win!

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Previous devotions

"Passions and Priorities" - October 15, 2014
"Looking for Gold" - October 8, 2014
"The Grass Grows on Your Path" - October 1, 2014
"A Little Hypocrisy" - September 24, 2014
"Keep Singing" - September 17, 2014
"Out of the Darkness" - September 10, 2014
"Treasured Trials" - September 3, 2014
"Smooth Stones" - August 27, 2014
"Call the Foreman" - August 20, 2014
"Holding Each Other Up" - August 13, 2014
"The Glow of the Gospel" - July 9, 2014
"Liberty's Nails of Truth" - July 2, 2014
"A Burden for Today's Youth" - June 18, 2014
"In Himself, Nothing" - June 4, 2014
"Go Ahead and Laugh" - May 21, 2014
"The 8 Watt Pioneer" - May 7, 2014
"The Triumph of the Lamb" - April 23, 2014
"Missing It" - April 16, 2014
"The Culture and Your Family" - April 9, 2014
"Love Constrains Us" - April 2, 2014
"Marching Orders" - March 26, 2014
"Sharing Jesus" - March 19, 2014
"The Importance of the Evening Service" - March 5, 2014
"Back to the Basics of Love" - February 12, 2014
"Preservation" - February 5, 2014
"The Basics of Tithing" - January 22, 2014
"A Sure Foundation" - January 15, 2014
"Renewing the Inner Man" - January 1, 2014
"The Reason for the Season" - December 11, 2013
"The Merry Side of Christmas" - December 4, 2013
"Thanks for Everything" - November 13, 2013
"Days of Thanks" - November 6, 2013
"Burden Blessings - Part 2" - October 30, 2013
"Burden Blessings - Part 1" - October 23, 2013
"A Winning Team" - October 16, 2013
"The Yoke of Responsibility" - October 9, 2013
"Blamestorming" - October 2, 2013

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Words of Truth - October 22, 2014