Always be a winner

January 25, 2016 | 11 comments

Would you like to always feel like a winner? It’s possible when you set spiritual goals that are attainable no matter what other people do or fail to do around you.

It’s when we set material goals that we set up for loss.

For instance, in competitive tennis, with every match, there is a winner and a loser. Yet, the loser can walk off the court feeling like a winner if he sets a spiritual goal in the first place—to play his very best. But if his only goal was to win the best score, he could walk off feeling like a loser.

When we set material goals, the carnal mind uses that as leverage against us, to make us feel like losers when we don’t reach our goals. But this isn’t necessary.

Jesus taught his followers to set spiritual goals. Seek the things of Spirit he taught, not the idols of the world. The things of Spirit are wisdom, love, gratitude, integrity, compassion, and truth. You can have these without limit!

The luster of trophies, awards, medals and ribbons of worldly accomplishment dim and fade over time. But the rewards of living a moral and spiritually progressive life continue to grow and bless.

So, never set yourself up to be a loser. Position your thought and expectation to always come out a winner. Set spiritual goals. Strive for them. Reach them. And celebrate.

It’s always win-win with God.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you” Phil. 4:8-9, NLT.

11 thoughts on “Always be a winner”

  1. Yes there is great peace in setting spiritual goals. Such goals bless everyone. But the true test is working towards these goals. Being loving, forgiving, kind, compassionate, upright, ethical, selfless, and NOT WILLFUL, SELF RIGHTEOUS OR JUDGEMENTAL, needs a discipline and daily prayers. But then the reward of peace, happiness and blessings achieved when we fulfil these spiritual goals, is worthwhile and something we can look forward to.
    Thanks Evan for encouraging us not to fall into the snare and trap of worldly things which are temporary, but look towards lasting, heavenly gains by being good and true.
    We are truly blessed daily with your inspirations. God bless.

  2. I love to read your daily or almost daily blog Evan. It just kicks me into gear each morning. Thanks for the effort you put into it and for the inclusive outreach for all who choose to be part of it.

  3. Thank you Evan and Paul! Why are we here? What’s the purpose of life? To get as many “things” as possible or to grow spiritually? We each get to choose!

  4. To lose is impossible when we realize that; “all things work together for good to them that LOVE GOD. Having this attitude we will always be a winner, never a loser.

  5. Thanks Evan. When reading this it occurred to me that if I ever feel “disappointment” it’s probably because my goals were misplaced as you describe in this posting. I’m going to remember this next time I’m disappointed about something and consider the situation from a spiritual perspective instead to eliminate those feelings of disappointment. Thanks again for helping us be alert to these situations.

  6. Hi Evan,
    Thanks for this.
    I am training to run the marathon in May 2016 and this morning I was very disappointed with my performance, I could run only 12km out of the 20km planned, I wanted to give up. I have been training for this marathon 3 months ago.
    Then I just come to your website and realised that I may feel disappointed because of this worldly goal.
    However we still can be disappointed when we miss spiritual goals like being angry to someone instead of kind, Or being selfish instead of generous,

  7. Do we really HAVE a choice to have spiritual goals or otherwise? I think not. Man can’t choose
    whether to express and reflect his/her divine Principle, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth.
    Yes, humans seem to have this choice, but in truth, we are God’s ideas, not human-mortals.
    That is a mis-statement about us, a non-fact.

    It feels like sometimes my goals are not all that spiritual, but non-spiritual goals are
    misty illusions, huh. The real stuff of Life is Spirit! Our true thoughts reflect the one divine Mind, God!


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