1. to hunger, be hungry
a. to suffer want
b. to be needy
2. metaph. to crave ardently, to seek with eager desire
We have just gone through March Madness and now the NBA Finals are upon us… over and over the word “hungry” is used. It is used to describe players and teams that are playing with a sense of urgency; those that show great determination… Obviously everyone wants to win, but there comes a time when circumstances create an added desire or drive.
When we see athletes with this mindset we acknowledge their “hunger” and may even state that they have “the eye of the tiger” … ready to pounce!
And the reality is, the greats in any sport are the guys that never seem to lose that hunger…
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird
“Talent is never enough. With few exceptions the best players are the hardest workers.” – Magic Johnson
(Yes, I went old school with these old champions… but there is a reason they had such a great rivalry… their mutual “hunger.”)
So, bottom line tonight is this… what are you hungry for? I mean truly hungry for… not just what you want or would like… but instead what you are going after with the eye of the tiger…
Jesus said this in Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
The word “satisfied” is the Greek, Chortazo. It means to fill or satisfy the desire…
I want you to be satisfied in life… and for the believer that happens through our seeking righteousness.
Proverbs 16:26 states: A worker’s appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on.
Stay hungry my friends!