Winners vs Losers
"According to your faith be it unto 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, that if they are going to win they need to be willing to try, to take chances, and to risk failure. That is, they have to be willing to strike out if they are going to hit home runs.
Apparently the year Babe Ruth broke the world record for hitting the most home runs he also broke the world's record for the most strike-outs!
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."
True winners make sure their goal is in harmony with God's will and, because of this, they know that with his help there is always a way to achieve their goal. Furthermore, they believe in their cause. And they believe in themselves in a healthy way. Therefore they expect to win, believe they will, and do so.
They also know that if they tried and did their best, they have already won.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to be a winnerónot in the eyes of the worldóbut in Your eyes. Help me to do my best, always live in harmony with Your will, learn to love others as You love me, and be a part in what You are doing in the world today. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Jesus, in Matthew 9:29.