Today’s sermon was the final chapter in Defining a Game Plan using scripture from Philippians 2:5-11. Things don’t always work out the way you would like. Isn’t that the truth! This chapter discusses the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. We live in a culture that values winning. This value begins from the time we are born. Parents enjoy talking about the size of their baby, how soon they walk or talk. Children put them selves in ranking order of who does Mom and Dad love best?
Some competition is good because it drives us to make better choices. What do you want in life? At the very deepest level it will effect what your actions are.
When is victory really defeat?
Are you willing to cheat to win? If the answer is yes, you have lost.
If you use deceptive practices for profit you have lost.
In relationships do you need to be right or are you willing to lose the relationship?
What your heart treasures is what you will go after.
When is defeat really a victory?
Have you heard the story about Derek Redmond? An Olympic runner who snapped his hamstring during the 1992 400m sprint. This video clip is a great example of defeat really being a victory. If you have ever trained for something in your life and it didn’t go as planned you will be able to relate. Defeat is a painful process but depending on your overall goal it can be a victory too.
What are your thoughts?
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