Footprints in the Sand


(UK)

I've been an athlete since I was five years old and competitively since I was eight. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be an Olympian. My determination was so so strong and I had total belief in myself.

Last year my coach told me that I would never get anywhere in my sport which totally destroyed me. Atfirst I was sure that I would prove him wrong but everytime something little went wrong I would remember what he said and beleive that it was my fault it went wrong, because I was no good. It led to a lack of confidence in everything I did, not just sport. Since then my sport had become something that I hated but could not give up because it has always been such a big part of me. Not achieving in sport led to me having Athlete's Depression and episodes of self-harming. I have never felt so alone which put my faith on the line. But recently I qualified for the Regional Championships and suddenly, in one moment, I accepted that I may not be the Olympian I had always dreamed of being and I felt that that was ok. I knew then I wasnt on my own and I think God gave me that acceptance, when I was at my lowest point and needed it most.

The counselling I recieved helped me so, so much and I now want to be a counsellor to help other people overcome hardships in life and give advice wherever I can.

<3 Dont lose your faith, you are never on your own <3

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Power of Your Testimony.

FREE Book and Bible Study for Teen Girls

Sign up Below and Get this Book FREE:


Get More Information



Let's Connect Online



Free Daily Devos
for Teen Girls

Sign up below to have these devos sent to your email daily.

Name
Email

Click here for weekly devos or to find out more!

Get the Books!

21 Devos 
Only $0.99

Volume 1

Volume 2 



Books for All Ages


Body Image Lies Women Believe - Read 26 different stories from 26 women and learn how to overcome body image lies with God's truth.

Get your copy here

Broken Crayons Still Color - Shelley Hitz shares how our biggest regrets, failures and mistakes become what God uses the most in our lives. 

Get your copy here

Please note that we are an affiliate for Amazon.com. Any books you purchase from us will help support this ministry. 


Get True Beauty Stuff!

True Beauty Tshirt


True Beauty Buttons, Bags, Mugs, T-shirts & More!
From $1 and up


Download Free Wallpaper for Your Computer