Monday Motivation:The Heart of a Champion

Most of you know that I am a HUGE San Francisco Giants fan.  They play gritty, team baseball, and thanks to the contribution of everyone’s efforts they are the World Series Champions!!  YESSSSS! From losing their star closer in the first week of play, to seeing their probable batting champion suspended for the use of PED’snearly every single commentator and professional analyst counted them out. In spite of it all they believed in themselves, and as a result they achieved the greatest accomplishment in major league baseball for the second time in three years!  As a true-blue supporter I can honestly say that I never doubted them, but sadly I don’t always show such confidence in my own abilities.

Sometimes my circumstances seem too large to overcome.  In other situations I’ve let the negativity of others cause me to cower, or even worse, I put limitations on myself out of fear of failing.  Whether or not you were enthralled with the Giants amazing run, it’s one of many examples that remind me that everything starts with a thought.

 Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…

 Do you know that God made you a champion and a winner?  Do you know you’re triumphant in HIM?!! 🙂

2 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP)                                                                                                                                                                                                         But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory] and through us spreads and makes evident the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere

This week, and always, I pray that we’re reminded of who God says we are, and that we don’t allow any form of discouragement to dash our hopes and dreams.  Have faith, and don’t stop believing…in yourself!!