By Minister Kevin L. A. Ewing
Many folks are under the grand illusion that a winner is one who wins or achieve something first in order to be labeled or
even considered a winner. Well, according to secular standards this is quite true. However, with God, the opposite is true.
In fact, he encourages us to think of ourselves as winners even before we enter the contest for winning anything.
With such scriptures as: "Call those things that be not as though they are ... All things are possible to him that believe
... According to your faith be it unto you."
We must ask the question, why is God so confident in us, and we find it so difficult to be confident in ourselves as it relates
to what he has said and thinks towards us?
Well, the understanding of this mystery is quite simple, and that is, we have bought into the secular ideology, that winning
is a physical achievement or attaining of a desired goal. My friend if this is your thinking then clearly, your mind needs
to be renewed. NEWS FLASH: BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST QUALIFIES YOU AS A WINNER ALREADY, REGARDLESS OF YOUR PRESENT
POSITION OR THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE THAT WOULD SUGGEST OTHERWISE!
As a matter of fact, your present position or feelings of defeat and despair is NOT OF GOD! Instead it is a well-crafted
plan specifically engineered by Satan and his forces for you to focus strictly on â your feelingsâ in so doing, your feelings
will offering you the option to give up and throw in the towel, but the devil is a liar!
God did not say depending on your feelings you are a winner, instead he says you are presently a winner, even in your seemingly
defeated state, because winning begins with what God has said and you believing what he has said. Begin breaking that feeling
right now by saying I BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT ME, I AM CONVINCED THAT I AM A WINNER EVEN NOW AND FOR THE AREAS OF MY MIND
THAT HAS A TOUGH TIME BELIEVING THAT, LORD I HUMBLY AS YOU TO HELP MY UNBELIEF IN THIS AREA IN JESUS NAME!
A true and genuine winner is one who searches the scriptures in an attempt to discover what God says about whatever it is
that he wants to win. He in turn now begins to convince himself that the word (THE WORD OF God)) is his final and ultimate
authority and begins to meditate on that word day and night. In doing this, scripture does not say he becomes a tree instead
it clearly says he becomes like a tree. Meaning, he begins to grow with a solid understanding and foundation in his mind of
what the word says about HIM BEING A WINNER AND NOT WHAT IT IS THAT HE WANTS TO WIN, this is key! Scripture then goes on to
say that it is only then, that when this process is done that whatever he puts his hand to shall prosper, translated HE MUST
NOW WIN PHYSICALLY! Psalms 1:2-3.
The bottom line my friends, the terms winner or winning with God is a two stage process for the Believer, and that is the
Believer must initially place in his mind whatever the word of God says about whatever it is that he wants to win, then meditate
on that word and not what he wants to win. It is only then that he must put action to what he desires to win, with the sole
belief that he will win not due to his strength or intellect but by his confidence in the POWER OF THE LIVING WORD OF GOD!
So, to answer the question that I asked earlier, what makes me a winner? Well, my complete confidence in the word of God is
what makes me a winner.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for giving the readers of this article the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of
you. I thank you that the eyes of their understanding have been enlightened. So that they may now know the hope or expectation
of your calling, as you have assigned them according to your purpose. I pray that they will proceed from this day forward
with confidence, boldness and might to do the impossible, because their idea of winning has been converted from just an act
to being completely saturated in the belief of your word that says they have been created to win, in Jesus name. Amen!