Athletes have a steadfast mindset, which means they are laser-focused on their performance. They understand that even the slightest distraction can greatly impact their results, whether in the gym or in life. This is why they can block out distractions and stay focused on their goals.
As competitors, the only person who can indeed prevent us from achieving our goals is ourselves. If we listen to the negative voice in our head that tells us we can’t do it, we will inevitably self-sabotage and be unable to perform to our full potential. However, if we believe in ourselves and our abilities, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve anything we set our minds to.
We have to be steadfast as competitors. And we need to remember that steadfast performance is a result of a combination of factors, including skill development, mental strength, physical conditioning, and a disciplined approach. It requires consistent effort, dedication, and a long-term perspective.
What does Scripture say about being steadfast? It tells us that being steadfast is a heavenly attribute. 1 Peter 5:10 reads, “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
We also need to be aware that the more steadfast we are, the harder The Devil will try to bring us down.
So be bold against the Devil.
The Devil doesn’t want us to be steadfast. He doesn’t want us to put up a fight or even better, be prepared for him and his minions. Because when we are, he has a much more difficult time being effective. And that makes us a threat to him, which means we are living how God wants.
1. Commit 1 Corinthians 16:13 to memory.