Quitters never win and winners never quit. That is an old quote that is most often attributed to the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. He certainly knew a thing or two about winning. In fact, he knew a lot about winning. Best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, his five league championships in the seven-year span from 1961 to 1967 is a display of winning that has still not been matched in professional football as of this writing. His famous line isn’t just some nice old quote, though. It actually holds one of life’s great truths and an invaluable key to living the overcoming life.
What is faith? Have you ever sat down and analyzed your mental picture of faith? Have you examined not only what you think of faith, but more importantly, how you have grasped a hold of it in your spirit? Most people seem to travel through life, never understanding what faith is. Maybe they are under the assumption that if they just think about their problem long enough, their faith can will it to go away. That is a mind-over-matter teaching that really has little, if anything, to do with faith. Maybe they think that their faith is defined by what they do for their local church. The fact is that faith is not the power of positive thinking, nor is it defined by what you do. Faith is way deeper, and yet much simpler than that.