“The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength.” Psalm 138.3
Life is about winning; not in the traditional sense that one must succeed and another lose, rather it is about getting the most out of any situations and circumstance that one finds themselves in. Based on newspapers and magazines, winning is something we achieve. In my experience winning is more than what we achieve and what we believe. Winning is the process by which we live life in relationship to God, people, and the environment.
I desperately want to win. I am far too competitive, aggressive, and confident for my own good. I try to step back but every fiber in my being drives me on. Winning is getting the most out of life that one can possibly get. People express their needs to win differently, however winning is at the core of every statement of need, desire, dreams, choice, and conflict.
I continue to discover how unlikely it is that I will ever win. There is just too much of life to face. The speed of life continues to increase, demands flying in at every corner, with uncertainties about the present and future increasingly overwhelming. I experimented with the various techniques – meditation, discipline behaviors, and personal management/development theories. The best result coming from using the various approaches came in a better understanding of the size of the challenge. However, I found no winning way.
God’s role during the experiments varied. I attempted things on my own followed by failure. I turned to God while searching for yet another technique. Finding the technique I would casually, almost unknowingly, turn away from God towards my own abilities. The cycles repeated again and then again.
On February 14 the cycle broke. I discovered my passionate desire to know the God of unconditional love, grace, and acceptance who offers eternal relationship, guidance, and immediate strength. I wish that God was 100%, but I still turn towards myself.
This I know – God is the complete answer to the winning you seek.