It was not worth it to stubbornly pursue a longtime dream just to say I did it when I felt God rerouting me somewhere else.
I didn’t run fast, but the Lord allowed me to compete for His glory again. It was something I never thought would be possible and, quite frankly, no one around me did either.
To what extent are we willing to push athletes to maximize their potential… Is the cost worth the benefit?
Once I reminded myself that I am secure in Christ… I was able to play my best volleyball because I was no longer afraid of worldly opinions.
Being a chronically injured athlete is definitely challenging. However, God has been showing me that my talents and love for Jesus is part of a much bigger plan…
Growing up Catholic, I thought I knew God. I thought I knew Him while, at the same time, I tried to find my worth in volleyball…
Throughout all the challenges and curveballs I have experienced, when I look back, everything fell into place in God’s perfect timing.
When we put our heart and energy into anything without the Lord, our identity gravitates toward those things. And, our identity should be in Christ.
“You will never play again unless you have this surgery,” the doctor stated… Each word pierced my heart like a dagger.
Going through my struggles has opened my eyes to the beauty of God’s plan and His divine will.