Eternal Winning

Do you like to be on the winning side? Are you competitive? Does losing upset set you or make you cringe or fume? Have you taken steps to be a winner? Are you following the One who can lead you to an eternity of winning?

Many of us are competitive. Some are ultra-competitive. Losing is not an option. We will do whatever it takes to win…even cheating for some. If we fall short, we work harder to win the next time. When our favorite team wins, we cheer.

Competitiveness isn’t relegated to sports. It occurs in our workplace. One worker trying to outperform another to gain a promotion. It is prevalent in politics. We merely need to watch the news to see it. It even occurs in our families. One member competing with another for attention.

There is a much larger competition going on for our souls. God wants us to be with him forever. Satan wants us to fall and ultimately be destroyed along with him. It comes down to a choice—our choice. We can choose to join God or choose destruction. There is no middle ground.

As we see in today’s passage, Jesus has been given all authority. When we choose Him, we win for all eternity. If we do not choose Him, we face destruction—for all eternity. As we read the choices, it seems to be an easy one, but it is not.

Why is the choice hard? We face millions of choices throughout our lives, each one contributing to the bigger choice of choosing God or not. We are easily led astray by the world’s temptations. How do we combat making bad choices? We choose to know God more intimately by reading His Word, spending time in prayer, and participating in His Church.

I pray we all choose to be on the winning side. I pray we choose God over this world. I pray each one of us will ask Jesus to take charge of our hearts and keep us close to Him. Choose to be a winner. Choose eternal life. Read God’s Word. Know God more intimately. Ask God to guard your heart.

John 3:35-36 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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