Made for more
We are created in the ‘Image and Likeness of God,’ with a limitless potential destined to spend eternity with God in Heaven. No other creature on earth was created in such a way for such a purpose. From an athletic standpoint, human potential has never been reached, world records keep getting broken and re-broken soon after. People keep getting stronger and faster. People keep living longer. There are always new discoveries in science, and new inventions being made. The potential of a human being is nearly endless. EVERY SINGLE PERSON is capable of greatness. WHY? Because we are CREATED in the image and likeness of the Creator of the Universe. This greatness is stamped on our very nature. However, we sell ourselves short. We settle for good instead of great, for fleeting world-championships instead of the everlasting championship. God is waiting for us to join His team. He is waiting for you to be the Eternal Champion He created you to be. We are not created for anything less, we are created for HEAVEN. Many times we fall into the temptation that the road to sainthood is painful, drudging, and potentially boring. But this is a lie. God wants us to experience ultimate joy, ultimate peace, ultimate love, and ultimate greatness. He is calling us to be on His team, to be His athletes, and to be an Eternal Champion. Because of this, we have a reason to be confident to live our lives for Christ as His Athletes. Christ has already conquered the Enemy, we have nothing to fear. As Christ’s athletes, we will always have the victory.
Virtue in Training
Sports and athletics are one of the highest priorities of people in our time. Speaking this language and using athletics as a catalyst to grow in faith provides the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the hearts of athletes. Training and athletics are amazing avenues to grow in relationship with God. We are not simply spiritual beings, we are body and soul. Our bodies image God and are a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is in our bodies and in relationship with others that we come to know God and ourselves. We are called to love sacrificially. This is displayed through our bodies. Some of the greatest examples of love and faith are the martyrs. They sacrificed their bodies for the sake of the Kingdom of God. In training, we put ourselves to the test. We prepare to lay down our life and our bodies for our neighbor. We sacrifice. We come to know our weaknesses and our failings, and our need for God. We become very self-aware of our personal weaknesses and areas that must be transformed. In training, we can always do better.
Training for Heaven is a constant journey of self-transformation, of becoming the Miracle God created us to be- body and soul. If we push ourselves to failure, striving to be the best we can be, we will learn how to be better and better.