In this week’s Faith and Work post, I’m taking a step away from “Doing Business By the Good Book” by David Steward.

I was having a conversation with a good friend, and found myself making the statement, “I was born to win!” This led me to thinking about a few things.

I’ve often heard about the race among millions of sperm cells to fertilize one egg inside a woman’s uterus. Well, if you’re reading this post, that can only mean one thing. You were the winner among the millions of sperm that wanted to make it! You were born a winner.

However, life as a way of knocking us down as we journey through life. God’s Word tells us, “Even if good people fall seven times, they will get back up.” (Proverbs 24:16 – CEV)

I’ve found it easier to ‘get back up’ when I have the right perspective about who God is, and who I am. Part of having the right perspective on current challenges is knowing how to leverage previous wins.

The fact that we were ‘born’ as a result of winning a fierce competition should lead us to seeing ourselves as winners no matter how many times we’ve fallen. If we can see ourselves as winners, we can often find the inner resources needed to rise again, and continue the journey.

Knowing how to develop and maintain the right perspective is critical to living a satisfying life. This post uncovers a thought that has been encouraging my heart in the journey, and I hope it does the same for you.

The Death Crawl: A Perspective on Winning