BE A WINNER!

“Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.” (Matthew 5:1-2, NIV)

VICTORY

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The thrill of victory can be intoxicating. In business, winning is pretty straightforward: You generate profit, get promoted, and make more money.

What does winning actually mean for our families? The measure of success in business is identified by riches, power and fame, but our family’s success demands generosity, service, and humility. Winning in our home means turning the other cheek and loving others as we love ourselves.

If winning as a believer means growing in relationship with God and drawing others into relationship with Him, then we need to continually check whether our actions reflect that goal. Failing to put our family first, treating subordinates and/or coworkers as inferiors, and being political or divisive lead to failure. As Americans, we are conditioned to believe that recognition and reward follow performance, but our faith requires the pursuit of excellence without personal ambition.

The clearest definition of winning that Christ provides to us is found in His Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon, Jesus highlighted qualities such as meekness, peace making, purity of heart and thirsting after righteousness as those that indicate a “winner” in God’s kingdom.

As believers in the workplace we face a challenge – to embrace the character of Christ in an environment where success is defined more simply and the yardstick of money, power and fame is visible to all.

As we go about our work, we need to remember that we are to fulfill God’s purpose every minute of every day – and to understand that while we are in the world, we are not to be of it.

not of the world

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Enjoy your Wednesday, “Working for Christ”!

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22 Comments on “BE A WINNER!”


  1. I would love to be free of the workplace as I once was for several years as Spirit strengthened my new home(heart) for the days ahead but I am here and must embrace the challenge laid out before me, to love, not grip or complain like yesterday would be a good start. Thanks for your post Dave. I don’t really know you but hope you are well.

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  2. I’ve got a strong feeling that I may re-blog on Sunday!!!! This is what I call “Preachin”!!! Now, where did I put my coffee cup???? Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

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  3. inkpaperpen Says:

    I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I hope you’re doing well 🙂

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  4. briantu Says:

    Such an awesome and valid insight. Too many times success is defined, even within family structures, as money, achievement (either academically, socially, or within the sports area). To me true success is based on acceptance, love, and assisting each other in a spirit of humility.

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  5. Amen! Thank you and bless you for posting 🙂

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  6. Freddiejay Says:

    Reblogged , awesome post

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  7. Kevin Daniel Says:

    This is the best “christian” post I’ve read in quite sometime. I just sent this to a couple co-workers. Thanks for sharing this.

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