You are what you think you are

A few years ago 2 football teams squared off. One team should have won, but as their head coach said after the game, they let the other team win. The victors in that game were the Chicago Bears, and the loosing coach became famous for the statement he made during the press conference afterward. Part of it was this “they are who we thought they were”. Too bad for him that his team didn’t think highly enough of themselves or they could have held on and won.
Proverbs 23:7a “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. We have all heard catch phrases like: “great minds think alike” or “you can do whatever you put your mind to”. Coach Bobby Knight once said “everyone wants to win, but few are prepared to win”. That is not a matter of not being physically tough enough, it is mental toughness he is talking about.
Our bodies can slow us down at times but really it is our mental attitude that usually does the trick. We get tired and give in, we feel overwhelmed by the situation and give up, or we stop caring because of the all the hurt we have experienced.
If God has called you do something the only thing that can stop you is what you think.


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