Be careful when you’re winning.

Celebrate your wins, but stay in the fight.

It’s easy to kick back and relax after a day or season of success. I mean, you deserve it, right? Don’t get so caught up in your own greatness, that you forget who gave you the victory in the first place.

A wise man learns from experience, but a wiser man learns from the experience of someone else. So let’s look at the life of David.

2 Samuel 8 & 10 record the incredible victories that Israel has over their enemies, but David’s response to those victories turns out to be the beginning of a series of failure in his life. The first verse of chapter 11 says…

“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”

It was David’s decision to relax after a great victory that put him in a position to be tempted by the enemy. 

So when you get that promotion, when the healing comes, when the project you’re working on is finally finished, stay in the fight. Keep depending on the Lord’s wisdom and strength to sustain you. The moment we think we don’t need those things is the moment failure will knock on our door.

The Lord gives us the victory, so keep depending on your source!

Scripture of the week – Romans 10:13

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.