The Power of Believing

March 1st, 2016 | Uncategorized

The power that comes from believing in God’s power and yourself is underestimated so often.  This past weekend one of the boys on my U16 basketball team asked me “How can I be the best player to ever play basketball in Ireland?”  I instantly thought to my self that this is the perfect opportunity for me to let him know about the power of believing in yourself and God.  I told him that the first thing he must do is believe that he can be the best to ever play basketball in Ireland everyday despite any outside doubt that may come his way.  The hard work that is required to accomplish his goal is a very important piece, however without the power of believing in himself and all that God can do his hard work will only take him but so far. Moments like these where I can share my experiences of battling with faith in myself and God to inspire a young boy is what makes my stay in Ireland so valuable.  Our dreams and goals should be so radical that the thought of making it that far in life scares us.  I know that God has no limits to his power so there is no need to place limits on my future.  I couldn’t fathom being right here in Ireland in 2010 when I was recovering from 3rd degree burns suffered in a near fatal car accident or 2005 when I had to learn to walk again after suffering nerve damage to my right leg.  I know that only because of my faith in God and myself to overcome any obstacle and achieve all of my goals is why I am here in Ireland right now.  It took for me to believe that I could play basketball again in spite of family and friends who shared their doubts.  It was difficult to keep going while feeling alone in my belief that I could still accomplish my goals.  I just kept reminding myself that God’s power is limitless and that I rather fail trying than to never try and live with the regret of what if. My hope is that my player will take my advice and apply it to multiple areas of his life when it comes to overcoming future obstacle and completing future goals.  The power of believing is immeasurable when we believe we open the doors of opportunity.  “To God Be The Glory”   

Present University: Ulster University

US League: East Coast Conference

Club/Community Partner Ulster Elks/ Andersonstown Tigers

Alma Mater: St Thomas Aquinas College

Sponsored By: Teamwear Ireland


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