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I have to say a wave of mixed emotions have been building in me the past few months. I am wondering about other people and how they deal with these emotions without the faith that God is control.

You see this is first time since 8th grade that I didn't have a 2 a day camp to be involved with. I started playing high school soccer when I was a 9th grader in Junior High.
This would have marked my 18th NFL training camp and it is beyond a little weird to see the news about it on tv.

How do you deal with major changes in life, whether it be by your choice, someone else's or life circumstance? For me I have to rely on the faith that God has a plan. You see I am a guy that doesn't really like change. (Yes a new couch or something like that is cool). However real change is tough for me. I look to be in my routine. I have had this for years working in the NFL. The NFL lifestyle is the closest thing to military life WITHOUT any life threatening situations though. I now go to absolute freedom to do whatever God opens up. This doesn't mean it is easy. I am so thankful that even though I don't know what I will do for work, I do know what my identity is. My identity is in Jesus. Without this faith, I am telling you I would be a train wreck. Just like some my other brothers that have had what they have done pulled out from under them. I'm not talking about the financial, or the "celebrity" status. I am saying that what we have done for so many years for most can't be done because of failing of the bodies. You just can't do what ya used to be able to. Ain't an easy pill to swallow.
No matter what we do or the circumstance we are in, we need to realize there is change and we must push forward. Keep pushing with our eyes on the prize.

I thought of 2 scriptures for today:
1.Ephesian 2:10
For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
2.Phillipians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

We need to understand that this is our temporary home.
God, my prayer is to keep this faith so I can do good works for your kingdom and continue to do your will.

Jul 26th 12:58pm • 25 Comments

I have to say a wave of mixed emotions have been building in me the past few months. I am wondering about other people and how they deal with these emotions without the faith that God is control.

You see this is first time since 8th grade that I didn't have a 2 a day camp to be involved with. I started playing high school soccer when I was a 9th grader in Junior High.
This would have marked my 18th NFL training camp and it is beyond a little weird to see the news about it on tv.

How do you deal with major changes in life, whether it be by your choice, someone else's or life circumstance? For me I have to rely on the faith that God has a plan. You see I am a guy that doesn't really like change. (Yes a new couch or something like that is cool). However real change is tough for me. I look to be in my routine. I have had this for years working in the NFL. The NFL lifestyle is the closest thing to military life WITHOUT any life threatening situations though. I now go to absolute freedom to do whatever God opens up. This doesn't mean it is easy. I am so thankful that even though I don't know what I will do for work, I do know what my identity is. My identity is in Jesus. Without this faith, I am telling you I would be a train wreck. Just like some my other brothers that have had what they have done pulled out from under them. I'm not talking about the financial, or the "celebrity" status. I am saying that what we have done for so many years for most can't be done because of failing of the bodies. You just can't do what ya used to be able to. Ain't an easy pill to swallow.
No matter what we do or the circumstance we are in, we need to realize there is change and we must push forward. Keep pushing with our eyes on the prize.

I thought of 2 scriptures for today:
1.Ephesian 2:10
For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
2.Phillipians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

We need to understand that this is our temporary home.
God, my prayer is to keep this faith so I can do good works for your kingdom and continue to do your will.

Jul 26th 12:54pm • 8 Comments

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