"Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you." (Romans 12:3, NIV)
The junior soccer team that I told you about yesterday lost its first 7 games of the season. In the second half of the season they went on to win their last seven games against the same opposition. They had learned how to lose and persevere. Now they had to learn how to win.
Somebody said, “it takes a great deal of grace to carry a full cup with a steady hand”. We are more inclined to grow spiritually through trials than through prosperity.
Yes we all need encouragement to motivate and build up our self-esteem. And we need to be encouraging one another. But as winners we also need to learn to be humble and win with grace. Most people can handle adversity but if you really want to test a person's character give them power.
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