IHS 22 – The Competitors

There are some people that are driven to win. When this drive is mismanaged it can mean that people won’t let children (or anybody) beat them in any games. Sometimes it comes out in ‘if I can’t win, I won’t play’ or they can appear to be a ‘bad loser’. All these aspects of the talent need to be managed. However, when this drive is managed well it can bring tremendous benefits.

There are some talents that some people suggest aren’t ‘Christian’ and this can be one of them. However when well used it can inspire others. Competitive people want to rise above the rest. They want their team to rise above the rest. In ministry this can mean inspiring a team out of their rut and into greater heights, reaching more people for the gospel and inspiring greater personal growth in others.

They will always be aware of what level others are at and that competitive drive to match or beat the level of others will give them tremendous energy to improve. With all talents, expecting this of others is one of the potential downfalls. Competitors might get frustrated with others when they aren’t working hard enough to rise above.

When mentoring competitive people it is best not to try and force the person to get a ‘good loser’ or learnt humility but let them understand her or his talent and understand how she or he can better manage the talent.

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About Nate

I am a strengths coach and Bible teacher. I love helping people find out their talents, how they operate, what is special about them and how they can most effectively use who they are. I also love helping people understand the scriptures and through that come to a better understanding of God. I blog about this on ontoxenos.wordpress.com I'm married and have two young children and together we try to follow what God has for us.
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1 Response to IHS 22 – The Competitors

  1. ptl2010 says:

    We are reminded of a few verses :

    Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23

    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others Philippians 2:3,

    An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Timothy 2:5

    And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

    Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 1 Corinthians 9:25

    And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up Galatians 6:9

    Thanks Nate for your valuable exposition.

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