Today we refresh on how to deal with the challenges we face in life. Everything from taking a test to facing a situation we feel inadequate for. Fear is a formidable foe but is only guaranteed a victory if we do not resist. Remember defeat needs only our surrender to win. When we decide to do it afraid or confront our fears we are already winning because we decided not to lose by default. The heart of a champion is fixed trusting in the Lord is one of my favorite quotes. If the buck stops with you it is a scary place to be. When we have friends in heavenly places we do not trust in our own ability we tap into supernatural resources. One of the names of God is El- Gibbor which means Champion God. When we function as our own god we can do some shady things to keep the advantage. It can become hard to do what is right, just because it is right, especially in a world as compromised as ours. We feel at a disadvantage for not lying, cheating, or compromising to stay in the game. The problem is we all suffer for all the willingness to do what ever it takes. We are all on the verge of a total melt down as we forfeit truth for alternatives. Alternative families are gangs, alternative life styles are self-made prisons that rage against the only way out. All efforts to remain independent of God and His wisdom makes us vulnerable. All lies that bind us to personal truths that hurt and harm in ways we do not immediately see or understand. What does that mean to you? I invite dialogue.
I am back. Sorry been doing some different things in April but I will not stay away from the blog so long any more. This month I started a bible study class around the Heart of the Champion book and discovered a lot of amazing material winning the battle of how we think. How we approach or view our challenges is how we will fair in the confrontation. It is important to face challenges with an empowered perspective. Those who are in God have all they need for the battle is God’s and they get to live the victory. How amazing, that truly is empowerment. Any way we had several testimonies in the group, joy restored, quit smoking and a victory over other hard challenges. The right response to a challenge will keep the right focus which allows right choices that bring the right result. Face giants as a giant slayer not a grass hopper in your own sight to win against odds that appear overwhelming.
Champions arise it is our time to shine. We are not victims, but victors, not cursed but blessed, not weak but endued with power, time to believe it to see it more consistently. This is the year to find out what God intends for your life. Time to enjoy the journey on the way to eternity with God. If you have not accepted the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus. Do so now just go to, why Jesus, and find out why?
Welcome to my new readers please share with us the quotes, pages or personal experiences you had. One of my favorites is the fact that our giants want to talk us out of the victory so they will not have to fight our God for it. Victory by default is a regretful reality for those who give up, quit, or agree they are not able to win. That is only partly true. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Never face the giant with you as your only focus. Always remember you have Friends and power from higher places.
Champions arise. Put your trust in what is reliable not the fleeting and failing. Most think money, what you know , or who you know on a natural level is what is most important. The evidence against that argument is we have done things our way and agreed to agree with the popular world view until we find ourselves where we are as a world today. More information than ever before, the ability to talk to the world at our fingertips, Still people die daily from the lack of love. Men women and children lost in the shuffle to handle our own business. The reason God gave rules for life was to protect from what we are currently experiencing. A desperate place where people are doing almost anything to make money or secure their personal desires at the expense of others. To be a champion we must first have a champion. When we believe we are the only way to get what we need we often believe anything is acceptable to meet that need. In the book, “ The Heart of the Champion,” there is a quote about Jesus being a Champion when He died on the cross and making believers champions when He rose from the grave. The world is in the need of champions. Jesus is the first step to supernatural help to help others and just as important to stop hurting others.
To what do you place your confidence in? Who are what is your source of strength? Do you have someone to lean on in the hard times, who you can trust every time, for what ever you need? To most these questions cause a response of regret when we can only depend on ourselves, or others who have failed us. I have found that I cannot even trust me to do the best for me. If this is true for you also, read the why Jesus pages, and choose to get an amazing Friend. A Friend that was willing to die for you to get to know Him, so He can do good by, and for you. Join me in a journey with Jesus, to where none of us has gone before, as we all speed toward the end of life as we know it. He is our Champion and with His help we are too.
The Heart of a champion is fixed, focused, dedicated, unmotivated by the odds or the appearances of things. We must learn to talk back to the voices that try to tell us we will not or cannot win. Never agree with those who limit you to what they think they know about you, not even you. Major in a positive attitude from a healthy source. When we are our only source it is hard to overcome limits. There are NO limits in God.
What message is your problem speaking to you? If you give in to this message what will that mean to you? Giants always appear too everything, too big, too hard, too long, too strong, for you to win. That is why it is so important to have Friends in high places.The heart of a champion is not fixed on the size or severity of the problem nor their own ability. Their focus is the faithfulness, integrity, and power of God. If you need a help go to the why Jesus tab.
Choose your favorite quote in the Heart of a Champion. One of mine is praise is more than a song it is a posture of aggressive assurance or confidence in God. Comment
The heart of a champion is fixed trusting in the Lord. Do not be afraid if you are on the winning team expect to win. If you are not get there today go to why Jesus follow instructions and win.