This Is Not Your Season To Win
Everybody wants to win. We all want to finish first. Second place is ok, third place is not so bad, but beyond that, you pretty much feel like a loser. We’ve all felt like failures at some point in our lives. But, most of us know how to get out that funk, bounce back, and keep trying until our goals are accomplished. There are moments where success seems so close but also so far away. It’s time to be real with yourself and understand this upcoming season, month, year, may not be your winning season.
Many people are addicted to the idea of perfection, having a lot of money, driving the best car, or wearing the most expensive clothing. They want the finer things in life, they want it now, and waiting 5 years to get it just won’t do! And because social media has gassed most of us up to think every season is a winning season and the material blessings are coming, you amp yourself up to think that if you work hard this one little ole month, you will have what all the rich and famous folks have. Then, when that month is over, and you don’t have what the successful folks are blessed with, you feel defeated. Sis, guess what, it probably wasn’t your winning season and that’s ok.
What if this was your season to work on becoming a better parent?
How are the kids doing? They’re growing up pretty fast right? Are you keeping up with the pace of your children? It could be your season to focus more on your household. Don’t let social media raise your babies. Have some one-on-one conversations with your kids. As children get older, the relationship will change where you’ll want to build a trusting friendship. You’re still “Mom”. But, your child needs to feel comfortable talking to you about almost anything.
Most of us are already winning and don’t even know it.
Did you wake-up, in your own place, food in the refrigerator, in good health, and employed? Man oh man, that sounds like winning to me! Are your bills paid and your car is running like it’s supposed to? Girl, you just don’t know how blessed you truly are! I know we are always asking God to provide us with more and we are always working towards a better future. But, don’t forget the blessings that are right in front of you. While you’re complaining, there is someone praying for what you have right now. Be grateful and remember that life could always be so much worse.
Nonetheless, you may not have experienced a shift in your season because you have some stuff in your life you need to let go of.
As long as you’re hanging on to old hurt, hateful people, or a nasty attitude, God is not going to take you to the next level. Get out your own way Sis! Forgive and let the pain go! Do not allow someone in your past or present to get in the way of your blessings. You cannot carry that old pain into your destiny. It’s too heavy and it’s wearing you down. This may be your season to practice some self-care. It’s ok if you need a minute to get your life together. Isolation is not always a terrible thing. You need time to figure out what’s best for you.
We get so wrapped up in the winning season that the moment things aren’t going our way, we think God has failed us.
I’ve learned so much by losing, not fitting in, or going through a brutal, nasty storm. Honey, God has not failed you! He is preparing you and revealing to you the strength that is inside of you. The Lord knows what you need mentally, physically, financially, and emotionally to reach your goals. He knows about the fights ahead and wants to make sure you’re prepared. Your winning season is coming. Don’t let a setback stop you from greatness.
A lot of us haven’t reached our true potential because we’re too busy comparing ourselves to someone else. Just because you’re not where they are, doesn’t mean your life is a disaster. Then, even worse, we discount how far we’ve come simply because our winning season has not occurred yet. You may not be where you want to be but you sure not where you were last year. Materialistic things may not prove that but your mindset should. Abstain from being envious and cheer on the women who have worked really hard to get their first-place trophy. Your time will come…..sooner than you think.
If you want a winning season, you have to do the work. Some folks are willing to get out here and get the work done. But, some people are just talking about what they want to do and where they want to go. Get out there, try, fail, then get back up and try again. Your winning season is close. Don’t give up until you’re in the first place.