I recently heard something that really made me think:
Have you ever observed children playing games with one another? Have you ever heard one child jump up and down and scream, “It’s my turn to lose! I want to lose this time!! It’s my turn!”?
Of course not!
Why? Because God created us with a desire to win. You are born with the innate capacity and drive to win — not to lose. It is only after we allow life to beat us down for a while that we begin to accept — either tacitly or explicitly — failure as a “norm” or an acceptable way of life.
One of the things that I think we sometimes miss is the habit of looking inward into our hearts to see what God has put in there. A scripture that comes to mind that has always fascinated me is this:
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 (AMP)
You see, God put in you something for you to accomplish. He created you with purpose and by design. He wants to see you accomplish what He sent you here to do.
Perhaps, as my friend Michael Pink says, you are created to build something. I want to challenge you today to ponder what God has designed you to do. Allow yourself to dream. Give yourself permission to believe that winning is not only possible, but that it is truly within your grasp!