Israel Folau has been outspoken about his personal faith convictions. Advancing the ire of many in the public domain.
So how do you share your faith, ideas and convictions in a genuine first person way without it being misunderstood, misconstrued or even belittled?
Enter a fresh new media service for sportspeople, Players Voice.
A website given to letting athletes share their story without getting quoted out of context and leaving the meaty, good stuff on the cutting room floor.
Izzy, a founding contributor, starts his story on Players Voice,
People’s lives are not for me to judge. Only God can do that.
I have sinned many times in my life. I take responsibility for those sins and ask for forgiveness through repentance daily.
I understand a lot of people won’t agree with some of the things I’m about to write.
That’s absolutely fine. In life, you are allowed to agree to disagree.
But I would like to explain to you what I believe in, how I arrived at these beliefs and why I will not compromise my faith in Jesus Christ, which is the cornerstone of every single thing in my life.
I hope this will provide some context to the discussion that started with my reply to a question asked of me on Instagram two weeks ago.
I read the Bible every day. It gives me a sense of peace I have not been able to find in any other area of my life. It gives me direction. It answers my questions.
The full article is a must read for all athletes and coaches serving Christ in high-performance sport.
Remember, boldness, conviction and clarity help you serve effectively and bring life to you role in sports. Acts 4:23-31, “… 29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness…” and Acts 28: 17-31 “… 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!”