I once read about a man who loved to hunt & bought two topnotch bird dogs. He kept & trained them in his large back yard.
Down the street lived a vicious-looking bulldog who liked to crawl under the fence to attack the two setters.
Day after day he would come & the two setters would tear the bulldog apart, until he could take no more & slip away with his tail between his legs.
But, each day, for weeks, he kept returning. And each day would go home whining in pain, licking his wounds.
After several weeks something interesting happened. The setters had only to hear the bulldog coming & quickly scurried into the basement of their owner's home. They had had enough, even though they had beaten the stuffing out of the pesky bulldog time & time & time again.
The bulldog's persistence made him the winner. Determination, persistence, hanging in when others check out - is what makes a winner a winner.
2 Cor 4:11 (TLB): “Yes, we live under constant danger to our lives because we serve the Lord, but this gives us constant opportunities to show forth the power of Jesus Christ within our dying bodies.”
- Dick Innes (aksermonillustrations.blogspot.in)
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” - Zig Ziglar.