Thursday, March 8, 2012

Everything Happens for a Reason.......

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8.28

Been back in Gainesville since Sunday and been at work since I’ve been back. I’m trying to get back to where I was I am determined to get back where I was... I will get back to where I was and I will exceed that point. 

This week is one that I have had to approach with a sense of determination and I have had to put blinders on to what everyone else is doing around me. This week is the week of the Indoor World Championships and the week of NCAA indoor championships. It’s tough to look at this stuff and watch because last year I competed at one of the meets and this year I had hopes to compete at the other meet. Instead I’m not at either meet. It’s ok though. I’m a firm believer in the saying Everything Happens for a reason. I believe in it so much because its been a way of life that I have been forced to live by.

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In high school I only ran track during my senior year. I was going to go to school to play football at Villanova University because football was my passion and what I wanted to do. I ran track for a REASON that I didn’t understand until the end of July when I was enrolled at Villanova. I was there at school taking classes and working out with my new football team I was 17-year-old freshman. I got in some trouble there and I was Wrongfully accused of participating in a sexual assault at the school during one weekend there. I was bought to the school police station and asked to fill out a statement and I was kept there for a little while before being let go. I was trespassed from campus and a few days later the university rescinded my scholarship. That was done before a charge was ever filed against me and it was upheld even after NO CHARGE was ever filed. I had to go home and I had to come up with another plan. I could either wait and enroll in school somewhere else in January and play football or I could go to school in the upcoming fall to run track. THINGS HAPPEN for a REASON.

By the grace of God I was given a chance at The University of Florida and the rest of that story is history. I had to dig deep since I recently got hurt and try to remember why I believe that everything happens for a reason. If that wasn’t the case and god didn’t have my back I never would have got a shot and if I didn’t get another shot I wouldn’t be here today writing this blog to you all ….

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