It’s not always easy to see the good, especially when we are in the midst of a struggle or facing a storm in our life. It’s not always easy to hang on, persevere, and press on when circumstances aren’t changing…
…they aren’t getting better.
I have whispered this little prayer many times, “God, show me a win. I need to see a win.” When we are caught up in our problems, dealing with people, difficult issues day in and day out — when the negative seems to outweigh the positive, wins can appear distant.
What is a win?
A win is a victory, big or small :: Wins are everyday miracles :: A win is a blessing, a gift, a kind word from someone at the perfect time :: Wins are hugs, fruitful conversations, smiles, and laughter
A win is overcoming an obstacle or learning something new :: Wins are surprises and coincidences :: A win can be healing of mind, body, or soul :: Wins are found on a walk, watching the sunset, or looking at the stars
A win is restoration in relationships, forgiveness, closure :: Wins are found in new beginnings, through change, and in endings :: A win is acceptance, surrender, humility :: Wins are found in justice, rescues, and homecomings
A win is discovering truth, gaining new insight, knowledge, a spiritual awakening :: Wins are all things good :: A win is an answer to prayer :: Wins are all things positive :: A win is an accomplishment :: Wins are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control :: A win is grace.
Wins are everywhere, we need to look for them.
We are called to actively pursue what is good and pure. To do this, we must focus our thoughts, efforts, and energy not on negativity, sin, and the things of this world, but on things that honor our Creator…
…all things good.
I am choosing to “look for the good” and “count my blessings” — I am choosing to actively pursue wins no matter what the circumstance may be.
Will you join me?
Every Wednesday, at terijohnson.com, I will write and share a win. My hope is to encourage and inspire you, and to motivate you to do the same…pursue wins. The question for you to answer is:
Could you…would you share with me? With others? I hope so — leave a comment below or link up your “Win” post…it’s that simple, yet powerful!
When we share we testify God’s goodness, His provision, His strength, His love. We overcome evil with good. That’s what happens when share and look for the the gifts, the blessings, the victories…the wins.
My win: Friendship. Today I had the opportunity to start my day taking a walk with a friend. We don’t see each other often, because of our busy schedules, but I called her out of the blue and she was available! We talked, laughed, listened, spoke truth into each other’s lives, shed a couple of tears, hugged and went about our day. Our 1 hour, spur of the moment, get-together was a bright spot in my day, a blessing. I needed friend-time this morning, we both did.
Please join me! Got questions? Leave a comment below or email me here.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8