“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:”
What’s the difference between a winner and a loser? What differentiates champions from also-rans? What differential divides first place and second? Sports columnist Michael Wilbon said “what separates champions from the rest of us is a line so thin you can barely prove it exists.”
What separates the men from the boys? Our thoughts. Individually and collectively, we can direct our thoughts to become things. The individual, however, must join with collective, collaborative, congenial minds, for individually we can be lost in ourselves. Remember, there is no “I’ in team. So, in order to win as a team, there must be a meeting of common minds; there must be a meeting of determined wills; there must be a meeting of renewed spirits. The collective minds and wills and emotions of victors cannot, and will not, be denied.
What separates who excels and who fails? Our minds. It’s a spiritual thing. And spiritually speaking, winning is living with our minds focused on victory. And the victory has already been won. Therefore, our thoughts should ever be on Calvary. Christ won on Crucifixion Friday, and proved he won on Resurrection Sunday. Therefore, our thoughts should ever be on what Christ did for us in the past and what He is going to do for us in the future.
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