Christian View of Competition

Is Competition Christian?

The World’s View of Competition vs.

the Christian’s View of Competition

An individual’s worth is determined by his awards and achievements.

God unconditionally loves each person.

All of us must compete to prove our value.

We are all worth much to Christ and need to prove nothing. (Matthew 10:29-31)

The one who wins is most respected.

We are all equally important and necessary in the Body of Christ.

We must rely on our own strength in competition.

We can do all things through Christ’s strength.

You may need to “step on people” to reach your goal.

We must compete fairly and morally.

Losing is a personal failure and is to be avoided.

It is God’s will that we learn to grow through our losses.

A person competes for personal gain.

A Christian competes for personal improvement and to advance God’s kingdom.

The winner gains personal glory for his achievements.

A Christian attributes his success to God and gives Him the glory.

To compete successfully, one can have an animosity toward the opponent.

Cooperation and love are keys; we should rejoice in others’ victories.

Winning is defeating the opponent.

Winning is doing my best and leaving the rest to God.