You are bred to be a Winner
All my life I never really followed horseracing, but I was always so intrigued about how these prestigious horses could become so fast. When I was younger, I always thought that is was just luck of the draw; somebody was out riding their horse one day and was just blown away at how gifted and talented it was. Then, they just decided to enter it in a racing competition and randomly discovered a winner. Of course, now I understand the process and development of a champion racehorse is much more complex than that, but until now I never realized just how complex.
See, the horse you watch at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness are not ordinary horses; these are thoroughbreds. They have generation after generation of winners on their side. These horses have been carefully studied and bred for generations. The breeders, trainers, and veterinarians do extensive work and go back over 50 or 60 years to check the animal’s bloodline. It’s never a coincidence that a horse becomes a champion.
In horse racing, the “Blood stock agent” will spend several months simply studying a particular line of horses, researching the lineage. This blood stock agent will examine how the horse’s father fared as a racer, how long his stride was, how fast he was, how big he was, and on and on. The breeders understand that winners don’t randomly happen. Winning is in the blood.
Simply to breed one of these thoroughbreds can cost up to $500,000. But what’s so interesting is that there is no guarantee that the colt will win. In fact, when that newborn colt is born, his legs are wobbly, he can barely stand, and he can’t see properly. Most uninformed people might think, “Those poor owners wasted their money. That horse couldn’t win anything. He looks like an average, ordinary horse.” But the owners know that on the inside, in his blood, that colt has a legacy of championship genes. Why? Because it’s all in the blood. That’s why the owners are really concerned about the colt’s initial weaknesses. They don’t really care about what color he is, how beautiful he is, or even how big he is. They know deep down on the inside, that colt has the blood of is winner.
Now, that is exactly how God looks at you and me. What’s on the outside is irrelevant. It’s doesn’t matter what color your hair or skin is, it’s doesn’t matter what your social status is, or your size. You have the DNA of the Almighty God inside of you and you were born to be a winner.
The Bible says in Romans 11:17 that we have been “grafted into” all of the promises of God. We are now an heir of the most high!
We have Abraham’s great faith in our bloodline. We have David’s great courage to conquer giants. We have Samson’s supernatural strength. Because of Daniel’s experience in the lion’s den, we now have the divine protection flowing through our spiritual veins. Because of Nehemiah’s efforts to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem when all the odds were stacked against him, we now have his determination throughout our blood line. But most importantly we have the all-powerful, all redeeming, all loving blood of Jesus!
Do you hear me?! You were born for greatness! When you accept Jesus into your heart, you are not just an ordinary person anymore. Whatever your preexisting conditions may be, you need to know that inside of you flows the blood of a winner. You are destined for greatness. You are the seed of an Almighty God.
Pastor Isaac Friedel