The 3 W’s to Winning
- You’ve been made to win. You were created to win.
- Winning Definition: be successful or victorious
- Successful: accomplishing an aim or purpose
- I win according to the Kingdom and not the world. Many times our perspective is based on comparing our progress of life and success against what we see in the lives of others.
- Have Wisdom
- James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
- Wisdom is the application of natural and spiritual knowledge. God desires for us to apply so that we can see the fruit of the knowledge.
- I have to first acknowledge that I lack wisdom. You have to admit that you do not know and that what you’re doing isn’t working like it should. You need some revelation from above. If we ask, He will give it.
- Put in the Work
- Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
- God created us to work. We were made to produce. However, we produce for the glory of God that we would please Him. How do you see your work? Transform how you see what you do.
- What am I working for? What’s the bigger vision? Many people claim to hate their job. Why? I’ve got to see what I do as unto God to fulfill the calling He has on my life. Not only that but I should see my career as one that God is leading me in. Many people are working and never asking God about their careers, workplaces, and more. When we do what we desire instead of the will of God, we are no longer walking in the FAVOR of God. God protects us but there is no favor because we are not in environments that God has called us into.
- Be Able to Wait
- Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
- Waiting doesn’t mean you’re not moving or working. It means that you’re waiting for confirmation of God speaking to you about the steps that you take. Our steps are ordered but He reveals to us where and when to walk.
- Waiting can be hard because we want to move but at the end of the day – we should be relieved that the responsibility of where and when isn’t our job but it belongs to God. God is my director. He is my leader.
Questions: What do you need wisdom on? Describe how the work that you do is unto the Lord? What are you waiting on God to give you revelation on?