You just don’t recognize it.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn is realizing a win I didn’t recognize.
I pray. I pray a lot. All day and throughout the night. I believe in the power of prayer. I also heavily believe in instant gratification. The two seldom match up.
I ask for stuff all the time, too often, from big to small. And, when I don’t get what I want, in my own time, I sometimes feel slighted. Immature, I know, but I’m serious. Amen? Amen.
But, sometimes you’re still a winner. Yes, even when you feel like you lost. Because character is built by patience and “no.” And, the loss may be saving you from something overwhelming. AKA, it’s a win.
In relationships, sometimes things don’t work out because you’re being prepared for something bigger and better. It may be preparation for the right relationship or the right timing for your current relationship.
You may be winning, and you don’t even realize it. Because, it’s not the win you envisioned. It’s not the win you designed.
Originally written on 04/26/2015.