What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?
– Romans 8:31
The story is told of a little boy who was overheard talking to himself in his backyard. He was wearing a baseball cap and carrying a ball and bat: “I’m the greatest hitter in the world,” he announced. Then he tossed the ball into the air, swung at it, but missed.
“Strike one!” he yelled. He picked up the ball and said again, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” He tossed the ball into the air.
He swung again and missed. “Strike two!” he yelled. He straightened his cap and said one last time, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” He tossed the ball up into the air and swung at it.
He missed. “Strike three! Wow!” he exclaimed. “I’m the greatest pitcher in the world!”
A thankful, positive, never-give‑up attitude will change your outlook and change your life.
Prayer of Thanks
Father, help me to see life in a new way. I thank You that because You are with me, I never have to feel like a failure again. You have a plan for my life. If I swing and miss, it just means that You have something better in store.