Figured it was about time to update this thing..
How have I lost sight of things I’ve been so passionate about for so long, so fast?
Is it because graduation is right around the corner?
Last month, I didn’t want to settle for just a normal life after college — ya know, one where I graduate, get an apartment, and start that office job from 8-5 making calls to prospective season ticket holders. I wanted to pursue something ‘extraordinary’ — like being a videographer for Empower-A-Child.org based out of Uganda, or get involved in a sports outreach program to keep kids out of drugs and away from violence.
I feel like I’ve lost sight of that.
Now, I’m beginning a job with the OKC Thunder on March 2nd, and setting myself up for life in Sports.
How does the passion to do the ‘extraordinary’ disappear so quickly? But then again — what if these sports opportunities exists in another form of ‘extraordinary’..
I talked w/ my roommate @mattveasey — and he had some really good insight. He simply said just because I’m not in a “ministry” setting, such as a church, or an overseas christian outreach program dedicated to changing lives, does not mean I don’t have a ministry in full force.
And then, I got to thinking: just because I’m not a pastor or work specifically in a christ-centered environment, does not mean I don’t have a ministry. My ministry starts when I wake up, continuing throughout the day with each and every interaction I make with people. Whether it is in the wal-mart line, playing intramural basketball (which it is very hard sometimes to be a christian on the court), or at work — these situations are where my ministry can thrive the most. Since i’m playing intramural basketball in an hour and a half — I’ll just focus on that. Instead of cursin’ the ref under my breath for that horrible call, or lettin’ my competitive side get the best of me (which sometimes isn’t always a bad thing) — I can think twice, and realize that people are watching, and remind myself that I am a representative of Christ even on the basketball court.
I tend to ramble, so I’ll tie it up.
Ultimately, I want a career where I can impact the lives of others. Maybe it won’t be in Africa, but rather in my own backyard of Oklahoma. My ministry is everywhere & what I’ve realized over the past few days is that it legitimately starts the second I wake up and begin my day. So, if the sports industry is the route I’ll be taking on full-time come post-graduation, then I’ll take full advantage of it to make it ‘extraordinary.’