Faith will also take away much of the pressure of winning and losing. Rajai Davis says in his recent interview, “It helps me mentally, eases my mind and gives me the belief that I can go out there and be ready. I believe that God will help me be successful in whatever I do.”
If you believe in God’s plan there is no reason to worry about winning or losing. This isn’t to say you embrace losing and don’t always strive to improve. Rather we should strive to train, compete, and live in a way that we are glorifying God – and this is nothing short of your best effort.
The movie Chariots of Fire depicts this theme as well (based on a true story). If you haven’t seen it go and rent it tonight. Olympic Champion Eric Liddell trains, competes, and lives for the Lord. He uses his gifts as a runner to glorify God and brings other to Him. Eric Liddell, like Rajai Davis, finds peace in his sport because of his Faith. They keep an ultimate perspective, not focused on winning or losing, but on showing God’s great power through the way they compete and play. Faith, Mindset, & Baseball go hand in hand. Play with Faith, Play for the Lord!