David recovered everything the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. 19 Nothing was missing: young or old, boy or girl, plunder or anything else they had taken. David brought everything back.
1 Samuel 30:18-20, NIV
Everybody who understands the rules and regs of Word Cup play, please stand up! I mean I was all upset that we, the US Team, didn’t even score, and lost to Germany 1 Nil! All my friends at work, however, were telling me, NO! We move on! Really? Ok, so I’m not up on all of this World Cup stuff, but since when is a loss a win?
Everybody who knows when a loss is a win please stand up. I, for one, am standing. When you love your enemies, when you do good to those who hate you, when you’re genuinely smiling and beaming when others are frowning and steaming, you’ve turned a loss into a win. The US will advance and play, while others, who won, will retreat and have to call it a day.
Everyone who comprehends the need to turn losses into wins and then in fact works to turn losses into wins, win the wonder of Heaven. All of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God. All of Heaven and earth are waiting for the materialization of the children of the Kingdom of God. The entire known and unknown worlds are waiting for those of us who have lost houses and lands and family and friends and jobs and cars and everything else you can lose to regain and recall and recover all. The thought of that sends chills up and down my spine, and the hairs on my arm are standing up.
Everybody who knows what I’m talkin’ about shout YES! Biblical King David knows what I’m talking about. Just ask him. David turned a bad loss into a big win. He lost his wives and family at Ziklag. He lost his possessions while trying to plunder others belongings. He lost the confidence of his men while trying to gain their trust. Yet David turned this loss into a win.
And so that’s what we all need to learn to do. We need to learn and practice and execute how to turn loses into wins. So don’t throw in the towel. Don’t give up the ship. Don’t surrender the fort. A loss is not the end of the world. Advance and move on, and turn your losses into wins.