So how did they do it? How did the Eagles beat and best the dastardly Dallas demagogues in their own house? And on Thanksgiving Day, to boot! My Eagles won the same way you and I will defeat our demons and our disappointments and our discouragements and our dejections. On those dark, down days when no one gives you a snow ball’s chance in hell to win, there must be some way to overcome and overtake the enemy of our souls.
Wining the big game begins with winning the small ones. You don’t win on the big stage until you win on the back stage. Winning in secret is required for winning in public. Winning the war within starts with conquering our fears and our phobias and our doubts and our dreads and believing that miracles still happen when you believe.
The Eagles won before they even stepped foot onto the field. And we win when we make up our minds and agree with God on who we are and who He is. We worry and we’re weary and we whine and we whimper when we don’t agree with God. And that’s it! That’s how we win the big game!
We win when we agree with God without questioning or quizzing or grilling or groaning. When things don’t appear the way we wish or when things don’t go the way want, we still need to have confidence in God. His Word is still true. And it’s true not just for the few; it can be true for you too.
So take it from the Philadelphia Eagles. Win the game before you play the game. It’s not that the Cowboys didn’t want to win, but he Eagles obviously wanted it more. It may be hard to understand, but we understand and live by faith, not by sight.
So you can trust your big games to the one who is bigger that any game and every problem that you will ever have. So show confidence, not cowardice; trust and never doubt, and He will surely bring you out.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV