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I Believe…The WHY Behind The WHAT

By August 3, 2018February 10th, 2019No Comments

The WHAT: Fitness. Weightlifting. Coaching. Sure, superficially these are passions and passions that drive me. These passions are also my platform. Platform. Let’s go deeper.

The WHY: People. Relationships. Impact. These are a few of my favorite things. Going deeper…

People. I believe that the God of this universe, the Creator, chooses to use people to accomplish His will on earth. This gives our lives significant meaning and purpose. Pretty awesome stuff if you ask me. I know, I’m going much deeper than I’m sure some of you are comfortable with, but this is my blog. These are my thoughts. This has been my experience. And I believe it with all my heart, mind and soul. So please, let me share. Remember last week? Get comfortable with being uncomfortable for the sake of growth. You don’t have to completely buy in. Just hear me out. Back to people. I’m (slowly) learning that it’s not about me ;-). God is FOR me to be sure, it’s just not about me. It’s about serving others. So, I believe in people.

Relationships. This life is all about relationships. Relationships are the most important thing that we have. WHY? Because of LOVE. Love is best expressed within the context of a relationship. Apart from relationships, love ceases to exist. I believe the one thing that we all long for is a loving, on-going relationship with someone. We can get that to a certain degree with people, although our love tends to be conditional. Therefore, I believe the most important relationship in my life is my relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus, who loves me with a perfect, unconditional love. A love that was demonstrated through his death. It is because of this relationship and the experience of perfect love through that relationship, that I now have a deeper understanding and better appreciation for what a relationship can and should be. This belief (that has radically changed my life) gives me the ability to have better relationships with people, regardless of what they believe. Relationships are at the heart of what I do. I love pursuing relationships, with God and others. I believe in relationships.

Impact. This is the result over a lifetime of loving, serving and pursuing relationships with God and others. Very. Real. Impact. Again, my life is not about me. It is about you. I am (slowly) learning that. Thanks for your patience because I still get the order wrong. One more layer…My life is not about me. My life is about those who come after you and me. Impact in the lives of the generations to come, this is at the heart of Steafast. I am passionate about teens. I believe that change begins in homes. I believe that impacting the lives of young people will impact the future. As mentioned, this is so much bigger than me, or us. This spans generations. I will more than likely not see the fruits of all my labor. And that is okay because I get to be a part of something that is so much greater than me. Something that spans every continent on the planet for thousands of generations. May our lives have impact long after we are gone. I believe in having impact.

I hope some of this resonates with you. And if you don’t agree with some or any of it, that’s okay, I am still for you. Maybe even to a greater degree. Why? Two reasons: One, becuase in the past I didn’t buy into any of this either, but I have come to believe. And two, because it is not your beliefs that dictate how much (or little) I love you, it is my beliefs. And my beliefs always come back to LOVE. Love for God and people.

All that to say…check out what is next for the Steadfast Teen Program. My platform to impact young people, the leaders of tomorrow.

For the sake of Love,

Coach Jonathan

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