My decision to follow Jesus was also the turning point in my softball career. The summer after I accepted Jesus into my heart, the game of softball became fun again.
The summer going into my junior year of high school, my desire to keep my “good girl” or “perfect Christian” reputation landed me into a pit of darkness.
My mom has always said, “Timmy, you’ve got a hard head.” She’s right. I have a hard head. That proved to work both for me physically…and against me spiritually.
No matter what we do, we will never be enough for the world. But we are enough for Jesus, right now as we are.
College athletics is a battleground. And, I’m not talking about battling it out on the racecourse, field or court. It is a battleground for our souls, and the opposing team is fierce.
The concept of surrendering control again, if I’m being honest, makes me uncomfortable. However, I know it is necessary for growth in my relationship with God.
Over the last four years, God has done miracles in my life. I began playing football again without fear…
As an athlete, I’m taught to be tough. I’m taught to fake confidence, even when I’m not feeling great…
In that moment, I realized that Jesus Christ is my story, and that I have the freedom to speak genuinely and passionately about it, even if it means I may face rejection
If our essence and being is desiring to live in obedience to Christ, then we need to be in His word, in prayer, and meditating on His truth.
I would like to unpack the meaning of, “I am more than an athlete,” with a different perspective in mind.
I want to start out by saying you are enough, even when you don’t feel like it.