Winning Is Learned Behavior!

Manna For Today: Monday, October 9, 2017

Assess yourself not by who you were or are now but by who you are becoming.

A noted cardiovascular surgeon stated that he requires his patients to bring family on the day of the surgery because the will to live is critical to recovery from the surgical procedure.

Hall of fame coach Lombardi said, “Winning isn’t everything but wanting to is.”

Winning is learned behavior and our determination or lack thereof is a key variable that determines the outcome.

So what do we do to develop determination?

1. Exchange good insight for God insight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 [Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.]

•Don’t allow the old and familiar to rob you of God’s new and better.

Isaiah 43:19 [For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.]

2. Don’t be set back by setbacks.

Colossians 3:15 [And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.]

“It was said that an Eastern Monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this too shall pass.’”Abraham Lincoln

3. Assess yourself not by who you were or are now but by who you are becoming.

2 Corinthians 5:17 [This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!]

•Potential is an abundant resource that is seldom utilized.

Dear friend, allow these thoughts to be your meditation today. Allow God to establish your determination to the end that it is fixed conclusively and authoritatively.

Remember, you are loved!

Peace and blessings!

4 thoughts on “Winning Is Learned Behavior!

  1. Father I thank You that I know and appreciate Your love for me. It is what helps to sustain me in my daily walk that presents often challenges to wavering in my faith. But because of Your love I know I can win in whatever comes my way..

    Thank You Lord!

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  2. OT

    Father I thank you that I am becoming what you want me to be. Holy Spirit I need your guidance and when you lead I will follow. You have brought me a mighty long way. It’s no way I could have made it through without you being with me. I ask that you continue to correct and perfect me in every detail of my life and I know when are you with me everything will come out ALRIGHT!!!! I ask this im the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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