“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”

Is it November 18th for real?  Where is the time going?  It feels like just a couple of weeks ago it was August and I was gearing up for fall training.  Now its mid-November and I find myself smack dab in the middle of it.  So much has changed in the last couple months, I can’t even imagine what changes are awaiting me in the next few!  But as I look ahead, I am filled with nothing but excitement and dreaming.  Seriously, not a day goes by that I don’t dream about what the future holds.  What heights will God take me to; whose lives will He put in my path; where will I be a year from now?  Eagerness is upon me as I start to look and plan with anticipation for the spring season.  And as I plan I have noticed a shift taking place inside of me.  My dreams are becoming a belief; belief that He has big things in store.

Truth be told, there is power in belief.  Every action is based on belief.  The more I believe in the goal set before me, the more confidence I exude, and the more confidence I put into the workouts, the more fruitful I find the gains… As I look to bigger things than just the athletic goals in my life, God is faithful in showing me the goals He has for me.  Goals of showing the hope, the joy, the love, the fulfillment, the redemption that He alone can bring into the lives of others.  Just as it goes with belief in my training: the deeper I believe His truth, the more I radiate Him, the more I radiate Him in my actions, the more fruitful I find the gains… My belief determines my actions.  So I pray that Jesus would deepen my faith, that He would give me an unwavering belief that would determine my every action, and that He would instill a strong confidence that produces fruitful gains in the lives of others.  Like I said before, not a day goes by that I don’t dream about what the future holds; not just in my own life, but for yours as well… Hope, Joy, Love, Fulfillment, REDEMPTION.