Who I am off the track is something I try to share on here quite frequently. The majority of people who find this blog or decide to read might do so because I’m an athlete and they like track and like me as an athlete…or they don’t like me as an athlete and that’s their motivating factor for visiting. I get that. But if all I ever talked about was one facet of my life, it would be quite the lopsided picture. I’ve always felt like I could tell my story as an athlete better if I share more of who I am. So I do…like it or not.
Complain less. How is this spiritual? Well that’s easy. Every time I complain, I’m essentially saying that God’s messing up and things shouldn’t be how they are. But if things shouldn’t be how they are, then either I’m doing something wrong or I’m not being patient enough for it to all make sense and work out the way it’s supposed to. The point is, I’m where I’m at for a reason.
Give more. More of my time. More of my money. More of myself. I can be selfish in a lot of ways but I’ve learned more and more that going to Church is not nearly as important as being the Church. It takes effort, but that effort is so worth it and so rewarding that I know I need to do more.
Stay focused on what’s important. Let’s be honest…God doesn’t care how far I jump in sand. In and of itself, that’s not what’s important to Him. I believe it’s my talent and I know he gives us all special and unique talents for a reason, but the reason isn’t always what we want it to be. It’s what we do with those talents that should give glory where it belongs. I guess what I’m saying is I just need to remember that ultimately it’s not about me.