“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”
— Eric Liddell
Our hobbies can have purpose if we chose to. I love lifting but I would hate to think that is what I am known for. I’d like to be known as the guy that let someone use a lacrosse ball, offered advice, shared uplifting conversation. How about you?
Romans 12:1-2 is forever on my mind but especially in how I honor God in my living. Offering my body as a living sacrifice to God daily in how I love and care for others.
I am reminded of the movie “Forever Strong” which is about a rugby team here in the area:
“You boys might think I coach because, uh, I love rugby and I love to win – both true – but I KEEP coaching because of you guys. That’s why I’m more interested in turning out champion boys than champion teams. I want you to be forever strong on the field so you’ll be forever strong off it.”
–Coach Larry Gelwix
I think that really is more my developing identity as a coach and hearts desire for my clients. I want them to crush weights on the platform BUT I want them to use lifting as a vehicle for a better life overall.