May 12th, 2021 Wenda Nel

This week’s live, Christian talked too Wenda Nel who runs the 400M hurdles on the South Africa Olympic team. She has competed at several world championships and will represent South Africa at the Olympics this summer. 

Wenda starts the live by talking about the importance of setting goals and competing in sports. She explained how for her, competing is more than just about her. 

“The gift I’ve been given, I want to use to glorify God’s name. . . It’s not about me it’s about glorifying God’s name.”

She is able to use her athletic abilities to show her faith in God and be an example and a light to those around her.

While talking about some of her struggles with running and some of the things she has learned, she referenced 2 Corinthians 12 and explained that it is through God’s grace that His power works through us, and that He is able to do his best work in our weaknesses.

God’s race = Grace!

She explained how the pandemic has helped to keep her grounded in her faith. When talking about her track career she said “I’m more than that. I’m a daughter in Christ and that should be my foundation.” Throughout the course of her life, she has been able to build her career and her success off her faith in God. 

Talking about God’s grace, Wenda said “God’s race equals Grace.” Shirts with this phrase can be found on the Heaven to the Yeah website in the Wenda Nel collection. There are several styles of shirts to choose from. 

At the end of the live, she explained what living with heaven in view means to her. She said “even if things don’t work out as planned, I will still worship God because I have heaven in view.” Through this, Wenda has been able to find peace in Christ.