Small Town Living

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Agony Of Defeat!

I'm a sore loser. It's a trait hubby and I have both passed down to the boys. You might think, "it's just a game." Well, it is.....but......what life lessons we can learn from them. For instance, just when you think you are getting ahead, all of a sudden the car breaks down, and everything you had saved up is instantaneously depleted. Because not only did the car break down, the refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer all expired at the same time. Now you are behind and in the hole. What to do? You can't quit.

Our advice to son #1 was that you gain through your pain. If we never had disappointments, we would never turn to God for direction. We would not be able to share that great testimony with unbelievers, that when all the money was gone and the bills were due, an unexpected check came in the mail. And tell about the time when breakfast was provided at our lowest moment, when complete strangers gave words of comfort. It's times like these, we would miss out on, if life's struggles didn't come our way.

Losing isn't fun. What I do know, is that most victory's came from a struggle at some point. Draw from them. Remember the time. Give God the glory!

Keep on keeping on! Never give up!


K. Tilley said...

Great encouraging speech. I needed to hear that! Thanks

Cheryl said...

Great post Carrie! HE is always there for us, good and bad times. You are a wonderful MOM! Happy Thanksgiving!