Not all dreamers are winners, but all winners are dreamers. Your dream is the key to your future. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almost. It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it. We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat, They do not exist. A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems. Just remember, you can’t win the game if you don’t even play it. Believe in yourself, and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Losers always have an excuses, winners always find a way. You were not born a winner and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be. Never change a winning game, always change a losing one. Play to win, because almost doesn’t cut it. The winner doesn’t lose hope, he perseveres. He keeps going until he works things out. He finds other viable solutions.
euteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
2 Samuel 23:12 “But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.”
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
2 Timothy 2:5 “Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.”
1 Timothy 4:7-8 “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Psalm 37:23-24 “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
Hebrews 12:11-13 “ No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.”
Psalm 18:32-34 “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”
You are a winner today in Jesus name !!!
Bishop Duke Akamisoko