What is an ugly win?
Today The University of Alabama Football Team played in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX. Bama is back! The #2 Defense in the country held one of the most powerful offenses to 10 points! They averaged 44 a game. But ESPN called it an "UGLY" win. What is an ugly win? Can you have a pretty loss? Isn't the object of any game to win? In 1992 Alabama kept winning ugly. They were called the worst 9-0, 10-0, 11-0, and 12-0 team in the country. Then they killed Miami and went 13-0 and won the National Championship. I'll take an ugly win any day vs. a pretty loss. Life is the same way. Some people are so concerned with looking good but they are losing in life. The object in life is to be successful. A succesful person just wants to win. In the Christian's life it is no different. Some of the greatest successes are ugly. God has used murderer's, adulterer's, protitutes, liar's, and even me. My life may be ugly in the eyes of the world, but if I follow Jesus I win and no matter how ugly it is it is a win. We can fake it and look good to the world but fail in God's eyes. God isn't going to ask us at Judgment Day if we looked good, he is going to ask if we followed Him and what did we do for Him--ugly or not. A "W" is win and an "L" is a loss in everything --even if it is ugly or beautiful.
posted by Kevin Bussey at 1/02/2006 11:21:00 PM