Now, right off the bat I know this may appear a theological conundrum of sorts, but it begs answering. “What if I just decided to win?” In life, in ministry, in relationships, you know? What if I just made a quality decision every day to give it my best in the grace of God. I mean, I already have His grace. I’m already accepted in the beloved. I’m already fully purchased by the blood of the Lamb.

And it’s not like I’m not trying. Man, I’m trying. I’m trying so hard! But I consistently find myself falling short, and I ask myself ‘why?’ The only solution I can come up with is, well, me. God certainly is not the issue. So if I have the Spirit of the living God living in me, why should I fail? I’m not advocating some kind of ‘perfection theology’, I’m simply stating that there is something inside of me that is crazy for the ‘Sun Stand Still’ stuff God is speaking to me. God wants me to do this stuff in His power and His authority. The only thing I can perceive that can possibly hold me back, is me.

So I want to create today a new pathway in my brain. I’m deciding to win. I’m taking on a new mindset that ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Does that sound cliché to you? It does to me. But are we actually living it? Do you actually believe it? Do I?

I’m choosing to go there today!