With God, Everybody Wins.



Some of the best lessons that I’ve learned have been from kids.


A couple of weeks ago, I was doing a wooden egg and spoon race with my nieces, Savi (who’s almost 5) and Mickey (who just turned 3). The rule of the game was whoever drops the egg three times is out.

Mickey struggled to balance her wooden egg on the spoon. Every time it would fall, she would cry. She eventually said she didn’t want to play anymore.

But every time Mickey tried to quit, Savi would come up with a creative way to keep her playing. First, she suggested we change the colors of our spoons and eggs.

Mickey liked that idea until she realized she still couldn’t keep her egg on the spoon. A few moments later, she wanted to quit again.

Savi’s next creative suggestion surprised me. It was so selfless that it almost brought tears to my eyes.

She changed the rules of the game.

The new rule was whoever drops the egg the most wins. Mickey loved that idea. She won three times, and Savi gave her a trophy every time she won even though she wanted to win too.

Playing with the girls made me think about two things. The first thing is that we can often get lost in our goals.

Sometimes we forget that serving others should always be our goal.

"In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” - Acts 20:35

As Christians, we should have a kingdom mindset in everything we do. If our goals aren’t in some way helping others to win and shining God's light, what’s the purpose?

The second thing that playing with the girls made me think of was Jesus’ love for us.

God often changes the rules of the game because He loves us. Even when we make mistakes or stray away from Him, He gives us multiple opportunities to come back to Him and be victorious.

In Exodus 3, God called Moses to lead the Israelites from Egyptian oppression and into the Promised Land. But Moses protested multiple times.

He had doubts that God could use someone like him to do such a great task.

So God “changed the rules of the game” for him. He gave him the tools he needed to perform signs to convince the Israelites that God was with them. And He assigned his brother, Aaron, to be his spokesman.

God’s plan is always for you to be victorious and never to harm you.

When you have a kingdom mindset in everything you do and trust that God will equip you with everything you need to be successful, you will win your battles.


With God, everybody wins!


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