"I am come that you may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10
Everyone wants to enjoy a Home Run life.
That means everyone wants success, someone, self-respect and significance.
Significance comes when you connect with God at home plate. That happens when you win dependence on God.
Spiritual growth is counter-intuitive to human development. You began your life full dependent upon your parents. But as you grew into your adolescent and young adult years your parents allowed you to become increasingly independent. However, as a Christian, God wants you to repent of your independence and become fully dependent upon Him. That is winning dependence.
Winning dependence on God and finding significance allows you to advance to first base. At first base the win is within.
First base is the character base where your dependence upon God begins to shape your character and be reflected in your conduct. Winning within results in self-respect.
Finding significance and self-respect prepares you to move to second base where you can begin learning how win with others.
You were never intended to live life alone. God created you with a need for Him but He also wired you to need others. So just as you need to learn live in relationship with God you must also learn to connect with others.
Winning dependence in God at home plate, and winning within at first base, and winning with others prepares you to move on to third base.
Third base is the success base where you learn to win results.
Having rounded the bases you can head home with greater significance.
That's the Home Run life! That's the life that wins!