I’ve been a bad “blogger” for the past month. That being said- I don’t do this to “be a blogger,” just to give some insight from my experiences and to vent and to encourage. This is something that is meant to be fun & beneficial and recently, my life has been CRAZY and I haven’t made time to write, and that’s okay.
That being said- it’s time to catch up! I don’t even know where to begin. I could talk about “taking chances,” since my fiance and I just relocated to Birmingham (on a whim!) Or I could talk about God’s plan, because you WOULDN’T BELIEVE how things have fallen together since the move, or I could talk about how I’m working out at CrossFit Trussville now which is awesome because I wouldn’t be where I am now without my Coach Andrew’s guidance and now I get to work with him IN PERSON! These are all great things that need to be spoken to, but I think I’ll talk about persevering with faith & moving mountains, because guess what…
I’M GOING TO UTAH!!
I know that doesn’t mean anything to you yet, so let me rewind…
When I was drafted, I was given the news that I might be a “developmental” athlete my first year. This basically means that I would’ve been red-shirted, benched & prepped for the next year. I was okay with this, because I was honored to be drafted to the Fire regardless, but I wanted so badly to be able to compete. Our head coach Paul told me that active athletes will be flown out to Utah (where we compete) August 11th-September and that I would know soon if I would be there for the month or not. I’ve trained for long hours, at inconvenient times, missed out on some of the fun with friends and broken down into tears a time or two, but last week while I was at training for my new job with Kill Cliff, I got the text “Can you make it to Utah for the season?” and I about lost it.
Now it’s important for me to not go off on a tangent about my excitement, because you’ll miss the point. My life verse is Matthew 17:20, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain ‘move from here to there’ and it will move, nothing will be impossible for you.” This is my verse for everything in life, because no matter how big or small, we are constantly asked to move mountains to achieve our dreams and we can ONLY do this if we have faith in our role in Christ’s Kingdom. I knew that God would allow me to use this platform to further glorify Him, so I chose to move mountains. It’s a cute verse, people call it the “mustard seed verse” and there are cute necklaces for it and that’s all wonderful- but I think we overlook the magnitude of it. God is telling us that we can MOVE MOUNTAINS through Him. So why don’t we? Why do we give up on our dreams when they get hard instead of giving them to Him and asking Him to help us move that mountain? Food for thought.
I still have tons of work to do. There will be more mountains to move before our first match on August 18th. It’s not going to be easy, but it will be worth it, and I hope you’ll take this journey with me.
If you’re interested in watching us on the Grid this year, here’s a few ways you can:
1) NBC Comcast
2) Root TV
3) Digital: Amazon and/or Apple Subscriptions
4) 1 World Sports
6) Live Stream: the league states that all matches will be live streamed or nearly live streamed.
And if you happen to be in Utah, you can buy tickets here: Smithtix.com
That’s all for my first post back, but remember- YOU CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS! Now go do it.
Until next time, in Christ-