Now days, everyone’s a winner. Everyone gets to play and everyone deserves a trophy. The loss of not winning isn’t a motivation to work harder anymore. Character is built when we don’t get what we want. Loosing plays an important part in our lives, even in the lives of our children.
Loosing, at whatever it is we’re competing in, can help build character. It can help our children appreciate the victory. Our goal, obviously, isn’t to encourage loss, but it’s to teach from it. How can our children know the awesome feeling of joy without a defeat? Loosing should motivate them to work hard, to look for the errors, and to improve skills.
They can’t know the pure joy of victory without the painful sting of defeat.
This principle can apply to any area of life. Loosing or loss can help them to appreciate blessings and victory. We can teach them to trust the Father’s plan and to trust He knows best. We can show them examples in scripture of other’s who endured defeat, yet in the end were victorious.
Take every opportunity to teach the Father’s goodness and sovereignty. If we can help them have a firm foundation to stand on, may be it will help them as they grow and mature. Loss is inevitable, but it isn’t always a bad thing and can build God’s likeness in our children.
Father, thank You for the lessons You teach us through loosing. You always know best. Help us to remind our children of Your goodness no matter the circumstance. May we encourage them when they endure loss in any area and no matter how small it seems. Help us to be an example of how to handle defeat and trust You for our children. Empower them to trust and grow through loss. In Jesus’ name, Amen.