Sometimes You’ve Got to Lose to Win!

Isn’t it amazing that life’s journeys will make it look like you have lost so much? Isn’t it mind-blowing how losses occur in one’s life that makes it look like your situation is hopeless only to realize that the losses helped you come to a point of realization of your worth; of your purpose; of your strength and true identity?

I find it to be absolutely amazing how the losses come to help us redefine the true meaning of our existence; the true meaning of our purpose.

Yes, sometimes one has to lose to win in life.

Hindsight is often stated as being 20/20. It’s in the losses, or perceived losses, the life’s lessons learned the hard way that we come to the point where we have many “aha” moments and realize that these things that came upon us didn’t come to destroy us but rather to teach us; a part of the maturation process. There is a scripture in the bible that states we are to count it all joy when we go through the various trials. Well here it is for your reading pleasure:

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

If you’re at a point in your life where it looks like the gates of hell have come against you; that no matter what you try to do the opposition continues to come; count it all joy. These tests and trials did not come to destroy you but rather to help build you; to perfect you.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8

After going through the losses, seek the wisdom you need to move forward. Get still. The above referenced scripture tells us where to get it. Ask IN FAITH for the help that you need from the Giver and the One who can provide the answers you need and DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT be double-minded. You see what the scripture states about a double-minded man.

The losses have come, the lessons learned, now it’s time to win.

Sometimes you’ve got to lose to win. In all honesty, you never really lost anything. You were winning from the start.

Just a little something to think about.