Three Keys to Win in Life (Part 2)

By on August 27, 2013

Last week we started on Three Keys to Win in Life. Life and going after your dreams is like running a race. You are the only one who can run your race. So how do you run to win, to obtain your prize? How do you win in life?

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain [it].
1 Corinthians 9:25.

So how do you run to win? How do you live continually overcoming every challenge that you face?

Recently I was lead again to a familiar statement and it came alive to me:

“And they overcame… by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11.

Last week we covered off the first two keys to win in life:

1. By the blood of the Lamb (What Jesus did at the cross)

The first key for how to win in life is by accessing the FULLNESS of what Jesus did on the cross for you.

2. By the word of Your Testimony (What God has done in, through and around you)

The second key for how to win in life is to remember and repeat what God has done in and around you.

3. By Living Selfless (What you are prepared to do for others)

The third key to win in life is to shift your definition of success from yourself to others. When you shift your focus from your own, individual needs and desires and focus on His Kingdom advancing, you become impossible to beat. Winning becomes something far greater than owning your own home or having a successful career. Winning becomes His Kingdom advancing. Love wins. When you seek His Kingdom first He then has the habit of adding to you everything you need and more!

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33

We left a lot behind when we came from New Zealand to Redding, California. We couldnt deny God was speaking but we certainly couldn’t see how it would work out. Four years later we are amazed at what He is unfolding. It’s not always pain-free but the benefit is so far greater than we could ever have imagined. We gave Him pebbles and He gives us back diamonds in exchange!

Prior to last summer I was doing a Dream presentation and a businessman asked me afterwards what one of my personal dreams was. I said it was to take my family on vacation – maybe a long-weekend away in Sacramento, visiting the zoo and hanging out together. He started asking questions like “do they like water….do they like boating..?” I said “Absolutely.” Next thing he offered us his family holiday home, plus all our flights and expenses… and a boat, for a week as a family.

When we put His Kingdom first He added back to us more than we could ever imagine!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits!

 

How has God added benefits to you as you have pursued His dream?

What can you do this week to elevate the status of people around you and promote their dreams?

 

Originally posted on Dream Culture.

About Andy & Janine Mason

This article was written by Andy and Janine Mason who are the directors of Dream Culture - a movement catalyzing people to discover and live their dreams. What began as a Dream Coaching tool has now developed into programs, classes and workshops in schools, businesses, churches and community groups. Andy and Janine are on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California, where they reside with their four children. For more information and resources to help you on your dream journey, see www.idreamculture.com.

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Three Keys to Win in Life (Part 2)