Being an Excellent Winner in Christ

Manchester United has done it again!

They have added a 17th Championship title to their cabinet of trophies by finishing the Barclay’s Premier League 2007/08 season with a virtuso display of hunger and team spirit.

This team begun the league slowly but leap-frogged over Arsenal to lead the table in the later stage of the season’s second-half, and eventually pipped Chelsea to secure the championship in dramatic fashion!

Playing to win the title

The Champs of BPL 2007/2008But what if the script didn’t turn out this way, and if Chelsea had snatched the championship under the nose of the Red Devils?

That would have meant all their hard work and goals scored throughout the season of nine months would amount to nothing.

The one and only objective of being in the league is to win the race for the championship title.

Without aiming and clinching the title, being in the league would be meaningless.

A winning mentality and attitude

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:24

Similarly, we as Christians are all in a race of our faith and the goal is to accomplished our purpose and calling as His servants.

At the end of this league or to be exact, at the end of our lives on earth, would we reach our goal? Would we emerge as winners or losers?

As apostle Paul beseeches, we need to live out our faith in such as way that we aim to win. And that can never be achieved with a passive or mediocre mentality and attitude.

Winning with excellence

What distinguishes winners from losers is the hunger and spirit of excellence in achieving the goal or prize.

A spirit of excellence is created and thrusted by our hunger fueled by our love for God and the passion for the lost that needs to be touched by His love.

I think it is not uncommon to be comfortable where we are in life with what we have. We can so easily go about daily losing the aim or purpose of our lives.

Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27

Even if we think we are doing well, that would posed a challenge to be continually motivated. Because it is easy to allow the “Rabbit and tortoise syndrome” to creep in when we think that we’re ahead of the rest.

Live excellently and be excellent

Despite winning almost all that is to win in the football world, Manchester United has never cease to evolve, improve and excel in all departments.

Hungry RooneyTheir hunger and avoidance of complacency has seen them striving to outdo not only their opponents, but also their ownself.

Likewise, with continually spiritual hunger for God and to do His will, we can also expect to see the Mighty Hand of God in our lives using us powerfully beyond our imagination.

When we are truly living out God’s purpose for our lives, that’s when we are excelling in every areas of our lives.

And just as it is fair to say that no one wants to support or be associated with a team that always loses and has no spirit to excel (which attributes to Manchester United being one of the most supported football clubs in the world), we cannot expect to win people towards Christ if we do not lead victorious, successful and excellent lives in Christ for the world to see.

Therefore, we need to live excellently and be excellent in Him with the supernatural resources we have in His promises and the power of the Holy Spirit, for Him.

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About andrewong2024

I'm just your regular guy who is in pursuit of his purpose in life. And life it seems, is a spiritual journey towards self-completion that ultimately leads one towards a lifestyle of service for the betterment of our society. This blog is entails that journey.

13 responses to “Being an Excellent Winner in Christ”

  1. Sandy says :

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!!!! :)

  2. andrewong2024 says :

    Sandy:

    You AMEN wat huh?

    Izit cos I never did once mention Liverpool? Ha ha… =p

  3. paul2mango says :

    Halo halo halo, You want all pool fans to boycott your blog, is it? :)

    Liverpool is the true red and is still a club of SIGNIFICANCE in English Football history, though they are not excellent now.

    We currently focus on striving for significance but next season, will definitely focus on striving for excellence and win back the title. hahaha ;)

    All pool fans out there, join me to cross our fingers and pray hard that we shall bring the glory back to anfield again. haha

  4. paul2mango says :

    Between, the Kops fans out there also pray for me that I will not be whacked by MU fans after I commented, hahaha :)

  5. andrewong2024 says :

    paul2mango:

    I think MU fans not so petty lar…

    Anyway we do not see Liverpool being any threat for another 2 more seasons at least.

    And I also think kops fans are growing indifferent to the inconsistency and dismal performances.

    Man United Rocks! =p

  6. Sandy says :

    I’m amening on:

    Therefore, we need to live excellently and be excellent in Him with the supernatural resources we have in His promises and the power of the Holy Spirit, for Him.

    As for soccer, what I care about is – Erm, which team has the most handsome players ah? Wahahahaha :p

  7. andrewong2024 says :

    Sandy:

    Man U still wins hands down with the most handsome players! Ha ha…

    One Ronaldo “kill” all oredi =p

  8. paul2mango says :

    Andrew:

    Who says one Ronaldo kill all oredi? Halo, still got Torres, his nickname is El Nino, ok!

    Sandy:

    Recommend this team – liverpool to u. This team has many handsome looking players and the manager also quite cool with goatie one. hahaha

  9. Sandy says :

    To prevent bloodshed, I have decided to root for Hope League… Wahahahaha :p

  10. andrewong2024 says :

    Sandy:

    TAG United will be your team! ha ha… :)

  11. Sandy says :

    Haarrr…. The “Ah Lao” group??? Oopzzz…. Sorli sorli…. *with pompom* yeh yeh yeh!! Way to go!!

  12. john redmond says :

    yeah jesus is lord.
    everton greatest football team ever
    peoples club who care about all the staff who work for them unlike liverpool who treat the staff badly

  13. Troy says :

    Amen, very inspiring.

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