Lessons of Faith in an Elite Sports Context

1 Comment
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!”

Read more at https://www.playersvoice.com.au/israel-folau-im-a-sinner-too

 

Previous Post
Phelps talks openly about depression, suicide ideation
Next Post
Decoding Jarryd Hayne’s “Jesus” comparison

Related Posts

1 Comment. Leave new

Can’t agree more. I think it’s important for people who are in the spotlight to be able to share their story FIRST hand. Well done Players Voice!

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Menu