No matter how hard you try you will not beat anyone in life except yourself. You can put full effort and gain everything, and yet lose it all. First reason is that we are all headed in different directions in life. And the second reason is because there are no winners, but those who believe in Jesus Christ and do the will of the Father.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
Mark 8:36 NKJV
It is amazing to see ourselves running around like wild apes trying to outrun and out succeed others, thinking there is a grand prize waiting at the end. What most do not realize, and what some do come to realize towards the end, is that we are really like dogs chasing our tails, and yet ending up no where but exhausted and still lost.
The only way to truly live life and become a winner is accomplished by first, stop trying to beat others and rather starting helping them. When we stop focusing some much on ourselves and our benefit and rather helping others, we then live out one of the primary principles and commands of Jesus.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.””
Mark 10:45 NKJV
Second, we need to focus more on the direction that God is taking us rather than where we want to be. When we do this we will begin to realize that where God is leading us is actually where we belong and where we wanted to be all along as our spirit is connected with His. Stop charging in the wrong direction and let go of the leader frame of mind, and instead become a follower of Christ.
Mark 10:43-44 NKJV
When we let go of trying to be first and rather focus on living a life pleasing to the Lord. And following and pursuing His will, we then go from leader to follower, loser to winner, and dog chasing the bone to a child of God. Are you ready to let go and follow Jesus?