Christian interviewed English professional football player (called soccer in U.S.), Daryl Robson. He spent many years playing midfield on several professional teams. He retired from football in 2016 and started F3 to help him share his faith and life story with young football players. During his conversation with Christian, he talked about his experience as a young soccer player and gaining a relationship with God.
He explained that as a young soccer player, he spent a lot of time at night clubs and at parties. One Sunday, his uncle invited him to come to church. After a night out drinking, Daryl eventually choose to go. This experience helped to change his life. He explained that this decision to come to Christ has helped him to perform better in his games.
Daryl said “If your foundation is built on Christ, I mean having a relationship with our Lord. . . seek first the kingdom of God. Then everything adds on.” Making Christ his foundation, helped him to lead a better life as well as perform better in his athletic career.
Daryl said “He turned my mess into a message. . . it’s only the grace of God. I take no glory from it.” The experiences he had helped him to see that no matter what we do, God’s grace is there for us.
In addition to the grace of God, Daryl talked about his experience coming closer to Christ during the pandemic. He said he learned that church does not have to be something that we just need to do on Sunday. Building a relationship with Christ takes time and can be done at home through prayer, scripture study, and group conversations.
He ends the live by giving this advice young Christians, “you’ve got to trust God’s process… What are you doing to invest in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Because it’s the greatest investment you’ll ever do.” He gave some ideas of things that he has picked up in his life which might help others looking to come to Christ.
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