Oct3SatOctober 3, 2020Matthew 25:29 talks about the gifts and opportunities God has given us. My giftis hockey. I believe God has called me to play hockey, so I go as hard as I can tohonor Him and the gift that He has blessed me with. My faith means that everythinggoes through God and that I try (and often fail) to find my identity in Christ. When myidentity is in Him, my life has purpose and I can cast my fears on Him. He allows meto have less anxiety about how a game or year will go. When I rely on Him, He willalways be with me and pull me from the raging storms—just like He did for Peter.
Following Jesus has also humbled me. I see how awesome He is and how smallI am, and yet He loves me! Matthew 14:31 reminds me that nothing is impossiblewith God. When the storms rage, if I keep my faith in Jesus and my eyes on Him, Hewill always be there for me—and He’ll be there for you.My faith has been tested so many times. Two years ago I had a concussion andwhen I came back I couldn’t stop a puck for the life of me. I really struggled withhow to do life when I was constantly under-performing. But then, I went back tothose words, “You of little faith, why did you doubt me?” -meaning “just trust me,and have faith!” My renewed faith in God and in the support group that He has builtup around me (most importantly in my wife), helped get me through this time.
To those who are struggling with the pressures and uncertainties of the game orwho are going through difficult times in their personal lives, I’d say- “don’t lose faithor confidence in yourself or in God. All of us are messed up in some way, and weneed a Savior. Ask Jesus into your life and trust in Him.-”