This week, Christian spoke with Paralympic athlete, Stef Reid. She competes in track and field for the Great Britain Paralympic team. Christian also interviewed 2016 Olympic Shot Put Gold Medalist from the U.S., Michelle Carter.
She talked with Christian about losing her foot in a boating accident. She explained how this accident led to her following a career in track and field. During this conversation, she explained how God has played a role in her life following her boating accident.
She said “when the accident happened, in some ways that moment was instantaneous. I knew without a question that God had saved my life.” She continues by explaining how this didn’t stop her from feeling frustrated about her situation.
Her main lesson she has taken from life experiences is that sometimes you need to learn something several times to learn everything you need to learn. She explained “Its not that you’re not learning the lesson, it’s that you’re learning it deeper.” This has helped her to change her perspective on life.
Michelle Carter focused on when she won the gold medal at the Olympics. She explained how she can’t take any of the credit for her success that season. Everything she experienced is a result of God in her life.
She explained how through an injury early in that season, God humbled her before she won the Olympics. Michelle said “He reminds me how great he is even in spite of hard times and moments that he is still God and he is still in control.” Despite cutting back on training, she was still able to have a successful season because of her faith in God.
About her gold medal, she said “it was nothing but him, because I physically did not have the strength to do it.” Through this season she was able to learn how to put her faith and trust in God.
Stef will be competing at the Tokyo Olympics and Michelle will be commentating on the Olympics for the U.S.. We look forward to supporting them through the Olympics this summer.