With this trip signals a bit of a change in my perspective: I will not give up -ever- on my dream to become a pro athlete. I'm going to make it happen. This is my decision: it's going to happen. Flourish for God's glory. I will not rest until I am pro (and who am I kidding, that's when the real work will begin). It's just going to happen, I won't give up or let anything get in the way. I will be pro. If you want something to happen, just make it happen. I will be a pro triathlete.
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
"Those who try to hold on to their lives will give up true life. Those who give up their lives for me will hold on to true life." Mathew 10:39
This verse I'm sure holds many meanings, for me, or how this verse speaks to me is this: I must pursue my God given talents in order to live a bright Flourishing Life so that I can give God Glory.
I believe God gives us dreams, talents and passions which we are all uniquely gifted in for God's Glory. Essentially, pursuing one's gifting is true living- it may not always be the easiest path or widest route, but true living is taking risks and pursuing our unique true gifting and talents. It's like a ripple effect, when I'm actively working at my gifting in sport I'm happier, joy full, filled with LOVE....it's like a ripple effect that opens opportunities to give God the Glory and introduce others to Him by illustrating a Flourishing life.
It's not always easy to follow your heart in a society that pushes "box living", materialism, the dependence on money for comfort and 9-5 jobs. My security is in God. My security is in Jesus living strong in my heart. As a result of this, I have a burning desire to live effectively, passionately pursuing God's path for my life, which vitally means pursuing my talents even if the path is not always clear or visible, in faith I move forward......all I know is I must pursue my God given gift in sport for God's Glory.
I was born moving. Quite simply, I was born to be an athlete. As a result of this, I'm working to "up my game" and become the best possible athlete that I can be. Each and every one of us has the ability to meet our potential if we so choose. I choose to live my life to its fullest capacity and pursue the talents, gifts and direction God has intended for my life! I’m rocking out life, enjoying a lot of hard training, drinking my merlot, laughing with friends, dancing like crazy, running, swimming and cycling to excessive levels!! I’m living a Flourishing Life. Flourish!!