I’ve only met a few real champions in my life.
I’m not talking about gold medal wearing Olympians or war vets (but those guys and gals are some AMAZING champions). I’m not talking about the people who win every contest they enter or the ones who always end up on top.
I’m talking about those people whose constant calling is to cheer others on. They are the champions of their friends, their family members; they are the champions of the weak and the helpless.
There are few people like that in the world and in my lifetime I’ve only met a few.
A true champion like this sincerely celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of others without jealousy, without reserve, and without any thought of their own success.
I really want to be like that.
I want to live in such a way where my
I’m really happy for you
is really just that.
That I am really, truly, genuinely overjoyed that YOU have won, that YOU have succeeded and that YOU have done well.
I’m in a season of my life right now where I really think that I’m being called to this. I’m finally learning the intrinsic value in being someone’s champion because others have been champions for me.
Others have celebrated in my miniscule achievements and in my small victories and I am coming to understand that there might be no better encouragement for someone when tiny successes are not only noticed, but they are celebrated.
There are a few women champions in my life. And I want to be just like them.
There is no more time in this lifetime for jealousy,
for wishing we were someone else,
for being hurt by someone elses’ favor,
for envy or distrust or covetousness.
There is simply no time for it.
So let’s all authentically put these things aside and celebrate each other. Let us be the champions of our friends, of our brothers and sisters, of the ones who have no voice. Let us PUSH one another forward to love and good deeds rather than seeking to push our own influence further or our own thoughts deeper into the heart of the world.
Let’s be one another’s greatest fans.
Celebrating others requires bravery and fearlessness. As champions we have to give up our own “rights” to make ourselves look better, sound louder and win more prizes. We courageously fight for others and cheer them as they win their battles.
Can we do that? Who will you champion today? Who has been your champion?