I want to be used by God. I want to show people the love of Christ and the unfathomable depth of that love. I want to look beyond the surface and see the child of God deeply rooted inside each individual.

The past week has been filled with a lot of different activities and conversations, but God has been stirring something deep within my soul once again. You see when I started pole vaulting two and half years ago, I started not with the intention of being selfish in my pursuit of sport, but with the intention of using sport as a bigger platform to share the love of Christ that had burrowed deep within my heart over the past three years. God had been using that time to chip away the mold that I had built of Him. He was teaching me what it meant to follow Him; truly, passionately, fully follow Him, without regard to the effect that it would have on my life, and only in regard to the affect I could have on others lives. And I learned quite quickly that when you live to affect you cannot help but be effected. It doesn’t matter if you are a high school or college student, it doesn’t matter if you work in a restaurant or are CEO of a big corporation, it doesn’t even matter if you are the wealthiest person in your neighborhood or fighting for your next meal on the street…When you look beyond yourself and your circumstances, up to Jesus who able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, you will have an impact of the lives around you.

This is what God is reminding me of. Somehow somewhere along the lines I started to rebuild that mold around who God is and how He works. In love, He has opened my eyes once again to the calling He has placed on my life. To love. To impact. To change. To invest. To challenge. To encourage. To have faith. To display faith. To point others to the one person this life is all about… JESUS – My healer. My comforter. My creator. My savior. My God. My love.

I am not even sure what it is I am praying for right now, but I am praying for something big. I want to be used by God. I want to show people the love of Christ and the unfathomable depth of that love. I want to look beyond the surface and see the child of God deeply rooted inside each individual. It’s there. It is just often masked by facade, or walls, or behavior built up over the years through circumstances and relationships. But inside every person is that creature, made in the image of God, to be in relationship with God, to be loved passionately by God… and I want eyes to see THAT person.

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