Nobody likes to lose. Although, some players and teams don’t have the talent to compete with the rest of their competitors, sooner or later a victory will arrive. Unfortunately, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA might not see a win in 2014, 0-17 with little hope in sight.
The unemployed likely experience a similar feeling. Despite perfecting resumes, nailing job interviews and becoming a finalist for a position, heart breaks come way too often. The sad thing is when the offers do arrive, the pay is like a slap in the face. In the end, job seekers wonder if they will ever get another job.
When things aren’t going your way, there needs to be something firm that you can trust in. A refuge where you can find a peace that surpasses all understanding. James 1:2-4 suggests losing builds character, leading to maturity over time. If you can develop this mindset, perseverance can carry you until you taste success. Therefore, whether you win, lose or draw, the Holy Spirit can transform your perspective to become a complete person in Christ.
by Jay Mankus