Confidence to Succeed in Competition

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Confidence to Succeed in Competition

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” ~Muhammad Ali

(Life Quotes)

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will he heareth us.  And if we know that he heareth us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”   1 John 5:14 & 1 John 5:15 (King James Bible)

Things we Desire: happiness, good health, prosperity, success

When we closely examine God’s Purpose for our lives, we find that he wants us to be happy, successful and prosperous, and to be in the best of health: those are his blessings with purpose for us. He doesn’t receive glory and honor for his greatness by seeing his people suffer. He has given us many things to use to obtain our desires. He has provided us with talents and educational tools to become successful and prosperous.

Muhammad Ali, who I very much admire for his confidence, has given us some words of wisdom to follow is quoted, “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

 

Talent and Education: When it comes to competing with the best and brightest in whatever your talent or educational skill is, you have to have the confidence within yourself, that you are able to “Bring it!” I used this term because this is basically, what the writer in this Biblical statement is saying, when he used the term “Take his portion,”

“Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power, to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God Ecclesiastes 5:19

God’s Purpose for our Life: Prosperity, good health, success, and happiness

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest  prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”  3 John 2

“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”  Ecclesiastes 2:24

Riches and Wealth: God has given us talents and educational tools, to obtain riches and wealth. We can take our portion of the good things in life that we are endowed by our inalienable rights from God, if we have the confidence it takes within ourselves, to compete and to succeed, by being willing to fight for them.

___ Ellen J. Barrier

http://barriersbusinsscommunication.blogspot.com/2012/06/confidence-to-succeed-in-competition.html

6 thoughts on “Confidence to Succeed in Competition

    barbarastanley said:
    November 20, 2013 at 9:42 am

    God wants us to have all these blessings, but he doesn’t just give them to us because we ask. Like any good parent would do, he expects us to work for prosperity. He will guide us, if we ask. He will bless us with opportunities, if we ask. He will walk with us all the way, but we have to get up off our behinds and actually ‘walk’. God wants us to be happy, but if we do things to rob ourselves of happiness, God doesn’t wipe away the mistakes we made so we can be happy. He tells us that we must obey to be happy. It depends on the choices we make in life. This is an excellent post, one good for discussion. I love a positive outlook!

      Ellen J. Barrier responded:
      December 31, 2013 at 11:39 am

      I enjoyed your comment. Thank you for such well written words of wisdom. God bless you.

        barbarastanley said:
        January 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Thank you for an excellent blog.

        Ellen J. Barrier responded:
        April 29, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        You are welcome. Thank you for your kind comment.

        Ellen J. Barrier responded:
        April 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        I greatly appreciate your comment.

      Ellen J. Barrier responded:
      April 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Well said. I greatly appreciate your comment.

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