The average person, on an average day in their life, actually “lose” more than they “win”. What would happen in your church or organization if you began to create “wins” in people’s lives?
In the business realm, we talk a lot about creating a win-win situation. That is a situation where both parties involved come away feeling that got something good in return for their investment in the situation. We are taught to look for the win-win in our dealings with others. We are taught to look for the win-win in order to close the sale.
But, what if we simply looked for the win, period? Instead of trying to gain something from the person, what if we simply created a win for them? What if we simply attempted to add value to their life by creating a win for them, whether or not we receive anything back in return?
I teach Karate class at the church that I pastor. In thinking about John’s teaching for today, a few of my students came to mind. They’ve been struggling with learning a new technique that they have to know in order to pass to the next belt ranking. My other instructor and I have been focusing our instruction on creating a win for them – helping them succeed in order to boost their confidence and encourage them to continue moving forward in their training.
While that is one simple example of what John is teaching, we are continually surrounded with people in our lives who are discouraged and believe that they cannot achieve anything more than they have right now. I truly believe that almost anyone can accomplish more in life than they are currently. The reason they don’t is that they simply believe that they cannot. I wonder what would happen if you and I took time to help people create a win in their lives so that they could believe they could achieve more in life.
After all, it is always true that “ACTIONS FOLLOW BELIEFS.” If you BELIEVE you can accomplish something, you will ACT in a way that moves you toward that accomplishment. So, let’s be people who will both encourage others, and create a win in their lives so that they can fulfill their God-given purpose in life.
In whose life will you intentionally create a “win” today?