"Rediscovering the gospel enabled me to see that, because Jesus was strong for me, I was free to be weak. Because Jesus won for me, I was free to lose. And it is only when you are free to lose that you are free to live with unbounded courage and risk and sacrifice.
Life cannot beat a man who doesn't care if he loses. When you are afraid to lose, circumstances will kill your joy and make you a slave. But if you are in Christ, your identity is secure and you are free to give everything you have. You have nothing to prove or protect." -Tullian Tchividjian "Giving Thought to Gospel 'Math': Why Jesus + Nothing = Everything"