TOBI Says, We are Num­ber One!

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to be num­ber one. Most any game you watch, you can see the big foam fin­gers. The sig­nal is to be num­ber one. In base­ball, it is to win the World Se­ries. In foot­ball, it is to be the Su­per Bowl Cham­pi­ons. The NBA cham­pi­ons are the bas­ket­ball win­ners.

Other vic­to­ri­ous win­ners hap­pen in col­lege. There are con­fer­ence win­ners, di­vi­sion win­ners and win­ners in bowl games. Oth­ers win­ners win­ners.

At a run, there are also many win­ners. There is an over­all win­ner, both male and fe­male. There are masters win­ners, which are for run­ners over 40. Then there are age group win­ners. But there are more win­ners in run­ning be­sides those. A run­ner com­ing off an in­jury can be a win­ner for com­pet­ing again. An are and re­gion state over­weight run­ner try­ing to lose weight is a win­ner just for fin­ish­ing. At a re­cent run, there was a lady that was a dou­ble am­putee. She had two ar­ti­fi­cial legs, and did the full 5K. She showed what a real win­ner was. At a marathon, ev­ery fin­isher gets a medal. They are all win­ners.

In sports, each per­son has the op­por­tu­nity to be vic­to­ri­ous. It may be a team or just an in­di­vid­ual goal that is reached. Each vic­tory brings lots of joy.

Vic­tory in life is even more im­por­tant. Be­com­ing a Chris­tian is the most im­por­tant vic­tory any­one can have. There are also many other vic­to­ries pos­si­ble in the life of a Chris­tian. In church, reach­ing a Sun­day school goal is a vic­tory. A church sets goals for VBS, num­bers of vis­i­tors and other ar­eas.

The in­di­vid­ual also reaches per­sonal goals. It may be for learn­ing books of the Bi­ble, mem­o­riz­ing Bi­ble verses or do­ing mis­sion projects. All can be con­sid­ered vic­to­ries.

The com­mon fac­tor in all these vic­to­ries is par­tic­i­pa­tion. It means ac­tion. God has a job for you. You will re­ceive the prize if you join the team and get in the game.

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