Hello my people! Back for my third year of Glory of the Goal, and I hope you are as excited as I am. For my first entry this year, I am going to be addressing a high school athlete who I believe might have had just as much, if not more, of an impact as that football player you watch on a Sunday night.
At a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Fields of Faith event in Kansas, 18-year-old highschooler Coleman Barnes stepped on the football field in front of over 1,000 of his peers. Barnes shared his testimony and the impact of FCA on his journey over the years. An 18-year-old had the courage to stand up in front of this crowd and share his testimony with nothing but his heart to look at for guidance in speaking. That is something special. And that is God working in lives of Christian athletes.
Fields of Faith has been used since 2004 as a student-led ministry event to share their faith and challenge others to apply the Gospel to their everyday lives. And that’s what I want to focus in on today, applying the Gospel to your everyday life. I want to notice God working in teenagers lives and giving them the courage to share that application of the Gospel with their peers.
The Fields of Faith event stands out to me because it is something so little compared to a God so big. Meeting at an organized event on a school football field sharing the power in the Gospel and the impact it has had, and continues to have, on these high schoolers life is simple yet beautiful all in one.
This year, at the end of each blog, I am going to share a little bit of my testimony with you in hope of sharing the power of what God has done and continues to do in my life.
My name’s Mollie Brewster and for years I have convinced myself there isn’t much behind that. Little do I know my name is only the surface of who I am and what I am defined by. My journey of definition started, of course, when I was born. I could use the fancy medical term but I will save the confusion and just provide the explanation. The small little body I was had a few extra toes and skin to go with it. With 3 extra toes and webbing between them and 2 of my fingers, I spent a lot more time in casts and hospitals then I’m sure was expected. For a while now I have struggled to see the upside in this; as an athlete it only creates injury, as a daughter it only creates stress for my parents, as a human it only creates medical bills and as a teenage girl it sure does create insecurity. This was the first obstacle in my life where I began to ask ‘why me’.
That’s the start, catch more next time and of course Make Him the Glory of your Goal.
~Psalm 66:16 Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what he did for me.~