Being humble is the key to winning every single battle. And allow me to clarify. Being humble is in no way, shape or form the same thing as being weak. It is being so very powerful, using every ounce of strength enough to fall before the Ultra-Powerful God of the universe and admit you need help and ask Him for it. Then He fights for you and He wins for you any possible battle ever. And the shame is that most people will not allow God to prove this truth in their lives. They prideful want to cling to each battle and keep it going for years and keep trying or running (addiction fantasies) for years, getting depressed or beat down or bitter or ruined. The winning is so simple if you choose it but it requires taking off the pride and clothing with humility and falling before God. So simple. So true. So beautiful. Worth a go, truly. It works. My life attests to this truth.❤
I grew up fighting. I fought myself internally because I knew my power from a young age and needed to keep myself controlled. I fought physically because my sister had some anger issues and instability (as an adult diagnosed bipolar) so attacked me regularly and I had to defend myself very often. Also, we grew up my single digit years in a trailer park and there were a mess of people who liked to mess with you and pick fights. For myself, I just defended or avoided but if a bully was picking on someone else, I was instantly in attack mode. And to boot, my daddy was a marine and taught boxing so he taught me how to fight well. And like any boxer, I never have lost a fight. And I am going to share my secret. Prayer and faith. That is it. There were times I did not realize that is what it was and there were times I in my pride took credit for it as if my strength was so great. Ha! What it was is that I live my life in an attitude of prayer and humility. See, I have from birth been gifted by God with the tool of faith. I have unconditional faith in God, unwavering belief that every word He says is absolutely and unquestioning true and I memorized from a young age Philippians 4:13. I took that literally. I still do. And now I realize that God had granted my heart’s prayers to win the fights I saw as justice against bullies because I believed with God, there is winning. And as a bonus gift, God grated me wisdom to know which battles were worth fighting. For instance, my ex’s wife was in the cat when they dropped my son off upon returning him, and she was acting very hostile and picking a fight with me. I was watering the grass and plants at the time. And she wanted to fight me (probably because I had revealed to my ex that she was abusive to my son when he wasn’t there, and she is). And I would have accommodate her had I not been taking care of something far more important in my life, watering the grass. I had no impulse to meet a fight, despite the fact that I exposed the truth and I am never going to lose against a liar because God is on the aide of truth. But I was not drawn by God to the battle field. See, it would have made me look guilty and she was deflecting from her own guilt and trying to draw me in. It is what the liberals are doing to America and our President Trump now. They are not worth the fight or attention either. The thing is, when there is a moral reason for a fight, not a selfish one, but you have a spirit of humble prayer and a heart to stand up for God and what is right, God will accept your faith and fight for you. Let me be clear, this must be in line with God’s will and peace must be pursued first. And how you fight is also important, only stopping the wrong and not angry vengeance or punishment. And there you go: humble prayer and faith and God helps. That is the answer to winning every fight. Willingness to fight for God and His truth and His weaker souls is honored by God. It would be lovely and will be lovely in heaven someday where there is no sin or bullies but until then, we must stand for the right causes for God. Not that He needs us to but that He wants us to be willing to. A contrite heart is always endearing to God and mix faith with that and that is an amazing combination. Because of God and His love for us, it is so. I sure do love Him!! ❤
We learn so much when we lose. We learn less from winning. I believe that with all my heart. But it feels good to win all the time. My son’s baseball team won their tournament tonight and went all season undefeated. Not one loss, a few close calls but always pulled it off. Things can be learned by winning like rally to push to victory if you get behind, winning is nice, encourage each other, never give up always push through, win more, don’t screw it up. However, had they lost, they would have understood that it is awful and humbling to lose and humbleness leads to teach-ability or depression, depending on your personality and moral decisions. Nonetheless, we won and I am grateful for that and we have a lovely trophy and banner forever. And if we lose some next season, we will work on the lessons as they come. Lol 🙂
There are times in life when second place feels like last place. One of these is when you are racing. I never lost because to me even being second was as bad as last. Just my mindset at the time. Another is during a contest at work and a coworker gets the bonus by just a little. Feels like last then. Another is back in the dating days when a guy prefers another girl to you. Feels like last. Second place does not sell in this world because people want to win. They want to be good at something. They want to say that they are in control of something, worth something, valuable, worthy of love, successful, honored or respected. We live in a society that does not like to wait for the best but want to be the best right now. We want to win the trophy without practicing or putting in the effort, win without really being there. This sucks. It sets us up for failure. We want to be glorified when we were never meant to be. We want love without putting into the relationship what it takes. We want a vacation to a distant gorgeous spot without the inconvenience of the drive. Life. Is. Not. Like. That. Why? Because the glory is God’s. It is all His. The timing is His, the control is His, the love is His, we are His. When we put us in front of Him, we lose. Every time. Second is last. So, if you really want self-worth, need love, want honor, want to be valuable, the answer is to give God all your firsts. When He wins in your life, He give you what you need too. And then loneliness is what loses, fear loses, disappointment fades, crying ceases, value increases, etc. No one on earth is more beautiful than someone who knows beyond all doubt that they are loved and in first place. Second is last unless the first place is God’s. Then second is first.