Losers See Failure; Winners See Beyond It!
Behind every success story you’ll find sacrifices made to fulfil a dream, principles that govern lives in public and in private, the ability to turn a single victory into a system of success, and finally a relentless quest for personal growth. One Bible teacher writes, ‘As a boy I loved to watch the older men play draughts. One day one of them invited me to play. At first it looked easy. I captured one, then another of his draughts. Then suddenly he took one draught and hopped across the board yelling, “King me!” With that king he proceeded to wipe me off the board. That day I learned about long-range vision. Nobody minds losing a few draughts as long as they’re headed for king territory!’
What sustained Moses in the wilderness? His vision! ‘...He persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.’ (Hebrews 11:27 NIV) A God-given vision will keep you going when nothing else will. The Bible says, ‘Let your eyes look straight ahead… Ponder the path of your feet… Do not turn to the right or the left...’ (Proverbs 4:25–27 NKJV) What do you see in your future? You’ll never grab hold of it until you see it! So, write down your vision and the reason you want to fulfil it, and what you’re willing to go through to make it happen. Then write down every challenge you can think of that you’ll have to overcome in order to pursue it. Do that, and you’ll be prepared for much of what comes your way. The difference between winners and losers is in how they view failure. Losers let failure stop them; winners see beyond it!