We all desire to be winners in life. It starts early with children's games, develops with athletic competitions and may lead to facing rivals for student council or other academic leadership. When high school graduation rolls around girls hope they'll win the honor of Homecoming Queen. Boys may desire votes for "Most likely to succeed."
When adult responsibilities are taken seriously a desire to succeed in the career of choice may become a motivation to work your best. Sadly, often it can lead to feelings of failure when others are recognized and you are left standing on the sidelines. A husband dreads to face his wife that evening with the latest turn down for a raise or news of someone else getting that desired promotion.
What about the homemaker? Surely, she avoids those experiences? I'm sure many women will admit feelings of failure when a special dinner was a flop. You believe reaching the standards of your mother-in-laws cooking is impossible! Maybe, a casual reading of "Good Housekeeping" leaves you discouraged.
Feelings of defeat touch those in all ages, and in all walks of life. Have you seen a baby trying to learn to walk? I'm sure if one could communicate clearly he or she would say, ""Mommy, I just can't do this!" Failure can even be present at the approach of death. A cancer patient in soul searching thinks, "I have fought this disease every way I knew possible and I have failed!
Do you want to be a winner in things that really matter, not in games, but in your relation ship with God? "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5:4-5 NAS)?"
We can be over comers in victory! When we cross the finish line cheers of the crowd of God's family will ring in our ears. We are winners!
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520