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Rodeo with a Thankful Heart

Part of Trevor Brazile’s Cowboy Code is his faith. If you’re familiar with rodeo it’s likely you know who he is. This record setting All-Around World Champion has impacted rodeo history and taken the sport by storm. In his interview with IamSecond.com he says “I don’t serve God for success,” and that it is important to “be thankful in all things.”
So how can we be like a World Champion? By recognizing our success isn’t all ours and thank the Lord for both the wins and the losses.

2 Corinthians 9:12 says – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. Weakness isn’t always a bad thing, it is essential in growth. Daily we face challenges or things that we may not have a clue how to handle. We may not have the words or wisdom but through those weak spots we have the opportunity to endure and learn. God’s power isn’t always for the strong. Think of David and Goliath. David, a little Shepherd boy faced a giant and defied the odds by taking him down, it was all part of the path that helped David eventually become a great King.

As we pay our entry fees with the anticipation of a good run, we’re not guaranteed to come out winning or to be the next King of the Cowboys. Sometimes we’re not even sure if there will be enough gas money to get home. But with Christ on our side and thanksgiving in our hearts our perspective changes. We can begin to see there is a bigger picture being fulfilled and while we may feel weak and lost at times it’s all part of growing into the cowboy or cowgirl God intended us to be.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
To see more on Trevor Brazile’s testimony check out this link. http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/trevor-brazile/

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