Steele and Boudia

“If I think about finding my identity in how I perform here at the Olympics, I feel like I’m going to implode and I’m going to lose my mind. But when I find my identity in Christ, I can simply enjoy the opportunity – and instead focus on the joy of competing at the Olympics.” -paraphrase of David Boudia and Steele Johnson

This seems to be a theme throughout the Olympics. With the greatest Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, thinking of taking his life after his amazing high of the London games, Michael found his purpose after reading “It’s not about you” in Purpose Driven Life. Michael recovered from his addictions and found hope in Jesus.

What’s true for these amazing athletes is true for each of us. If we search for our purpose in anything other than Christ and what He has already done for us, we will end up empty. But if we put our hope and trust in the Lord, in who He is, and what He’s already done, true freedom can be found for us all.

Jonathan Sigmon


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